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EU: 90 million against famine Yemen

BRUSSELS – The European Commission makes 90 million euro available for humanitarian assistance in Yemen to the worst food crisis in the world to fight. The money will be distributed among relief agencies and should be 8 million Yemenis help with food, water, health, shelter, education and sanitation.

8.4 million people threatened with starvation to come.

More than three quarters of the population (22 million people) is dependent on international aid. 8.4 million people threatened with starvation to come. “We are in a race against the clock to a time of famine in Yemen to avoid”, says EU commissioner Christos Stylianides (Humanitarian Aid).

The only way to end the humanitarian tragedy to stop a political solution to the violence ends, according to the Cypriot. He calls on the warring parties on care givers not to interfere.

With the new support package is the total amount that the EU will this year spend on humanitarian assistance in Yemen to 118 million euros. Since the conflict in 2015 broke out the more than 323 million. The union also tries to the cholera epidemic in the Arab country to fight, where nearly 1.2 million people are affected.

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