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Slovenia allocates emergency humanitarian aid for Yemen

Slovenia made a contribution in the amount of EUR 30,000 to the World Food Programme for emergency humanitarian aid to Yemen. Slovenia thus honoured its pledge for 2020 made at the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, which was held in Geneva on 26 February 2019.

Yemen is facing a full-scale humanitarian crisis, with over 24 million people requiring assistance, more than 20 million of whom are threatened by famine. The most vulnerable groups are women and children, with thousands suffering from malnutrition. Due to internal conflicts, more than 3.65 million people were forced to leave their homes and now have to endure harsh living conditions and a lack of basic sanitation.

At last year’s High-Level Pledging Event in Geneva, Slovenia expressed concern over the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and pledged to WFP EUR 100,000 for humanitarian aid in the 2019–2021 period. With the EUR 30,000 contribution, Slovenia thus honoured its pledge for 2020 and thus stepped up its efforts for fast and efficient help to Yemen.