Yemen: High-Level Pledging Event & Press Conference

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    The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world. Years of conflict, economic decline and institutional collapse have created enormous humanitarian needs in all sectors. The risk of large-scale famine has never been more acute. Assessments confirm that more than 16 million people will go hungry this year, and nearly 50,000 are already living in famine-like conditions. At the same time, Yemen continues to grapple with the effects of cholera, COVID-19, forced displacement, protection risks and other serious challenges.

    The Governments of Sweden and Switzerland and the United Nations invited Member States to participate in the pledging event at the Ministerial level and to contribute generously to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, Country-Based Pooled Fund and the Central Emergency Response Fund for 2021 and beyond. Other partners participated at the Principal level.

    Following the Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, Press Conference moderated by Ms. Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

    Key-note speakers:

    • Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

    • H.E. Mr. Per Olsson Fridh, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs

    • Mr. Manuel Bessler, Delegate of the Federal Council and Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid

    For more information: https://www.unocha.org/yemen2021

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