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Monday 9 September 2019

Yemeni IDPs Calling for Help

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DOHA (Al Jazeera) — In Yemen, more than four years of war have forced millions of people to leave their homes.

The Al-Ribat camp in Aden province is home to more than 3,000 internally displaced people (IDP). Furthermore, their situation is becoming more and more desperate, as reported by Victoria Gatenby of Al Jazeera:

Some of the biggest donors to the Yemen humanitarian operation have still to uphold commitments made at the High-Level Pledging event convened by the UN Secretary-General in Geneva in February 2019. At the event, donors promised $2.6 bln of the $4.2 bln needed for the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to provide assistance to over 20 mln Yemenis.

To date, only $1.42 bln of these Geneva pledges has been received, 44% the amount pledged, leaving humanitarian programmes and the people they serve at risk. Out of the 40 donors who made pledges at the event only 22 have fulfilled or contributed more than they pledged, some of the largest donors have underpaid or paid nothing. If three large Gulf donors, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, paid in full, the fulfilment figure for pledges made at the Geneva conference would rise to 95%.

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