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The European Commission announced new EU humanitarian funding of €125 million to address the most pressing needs of people in Yemen amidst the ongoing crisis and escalating tensions in the region. The announcement comes on the occasion of the sixth Senior Officials Meeting on Yemen, chaired by Commissioner Janez Lenarčič in Brussels.

The funding will be channeled exclusively through the EU’s humanitarian partners, including UN agencies and NGOs actively involved in the response, supporting vulnerable communities affected by Yemen’s decade-long conflict, displacement, and climate emergencies.

Aid will support food security and assistance for malnutrition, health, specialized protection services, and demining activities, among others. Dedicated programs for education and child protection will also be supported.

To respond to the urgent health crisis triggered by outbreaks of infectious diseases in Yemen, since February this year, the EU has also organized 13 Humanitarian Air Bridge flights and is in the process of launching another operation this month consisting of 24 flights. These aid deliveries have amongst others helped tackle the cholera outbreak in the country.

“As Yemen approaches a decade of devastating conflict, it is yet again the innocent people of Yemen who continue to pay the most devastating price. Over half of its population continues to suffer the consequences of conflict, an economic collapse, natural hazards, and disease outbreaks. While a political solution is crucial, it is our duty to provide life-saving assistance to those in need and ensure more sustained support from the humanitarian and development communities. That is why we have gathered today, and I am glad to reaffirm the European Union’s contribution of €125 million in humanitarian aid to ease the crisis. Yemenis cannot wait,” said Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management.

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