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Switzerland: Sufficient funds for full implementation of Yemen programme ‘in months’ – Guterres03:41

Switzerland: Sufficient funds for full implementation of Yemen programme ‘in months’ – Guterres

Switzerland, Geneva
April 25, 2017 at 16:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

International donors pledged a total of $1.1 bn (€1.01 bn) to aid war-torn Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated at an aid pledging conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Speaking to country representatives, Guterres said that the amount raised “represent[s], for the first ever pledging conference of humanitarian nature for Yemen, a remarkable success.”

He added that the total funds necessary of $2.1 bn (€1.92 bn), are expected to be reached “in the months to come.”

The UN chief also stressed the importance of translating the funds into “effective support to the people of Yemen.”

“It is absolutely essential that the parties to the conflict respect international humanitarian law and allow for unhindered movement of humanitarian actors to reach those in need of humanitarian aid,” Guterres said, adding that access to and operation of infrastructure will be “absolutely essential for the people of Yemen” to import and distribute the goods.

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International donors pledged a total of $1.1 bn (€1.01 bn) to aid war-torn Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated at an aid pledging conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Speaking to country representatives, Guterres said that the amount raised “represent[s], for the first ever pledging conference of humanitarian nature for Yemen, a remarkable success.”

He added that the total funds necessary of $2.1 bn (€1.92 bn), are expected to be reached “in the months to come.”

The UN chief also stressed the importance of translating the funds into “effective support to the people of Yemen.”

“It is absolutely essential that the parties to the conflict respect international humanitarian law and allow for unhindered movement of humanitarian actors to reach those in need of humanitarian aid,” Guterres said, adding that access to and operation of infrastructure will be “absolutely essential for the people of Yemen” to import and distribute the goods.

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