27 April, 2017
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Yemen: $1.1bn committed for relief efforts
The United Nations secured $1.1bn in aid commitments for Yemen at an event in Geneva on 25 April. Commitments were made by 48 countries, including the UAE and Kuwait, which donated $100m each. Previous humanitarian appeals have fallen short. Of the $2.1bn pledged to cover UN programmes to end-2017, so far only around 15% has been disbursed.