UN warns of ‘death sentence’ for Yemen as donor pledges fall short

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    The head of the United Nations warned Monday of a “death sentence” against war-torn #Yemen after a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to prevent a devastating #famine. The #UN had appealed for $3.85 billion to pay for urgently needed #aid, but just $1.7 billion was offered at a virtual pledging conference.

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