Yemen High-Level Pledging Event kicks off Tuesday

New York, The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate on Tuesday in a high-level pledging event in Geneva to support humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the sufferings of the people in the country.

According to the UN, more than 22.2 million Yemenis, or 75 percent of the population, are now in need of humanitarian assistance, 3.4 million more than last year.

It is estimated that about 17.8 million people in Yemen are food insecure, including 8.4 million of those are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation.

The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP)which seeks US$2.96 billion to provide lifesaving assistance to 13.1 million people this year.

Source: Jordan News Agency