Yemen gets USD 2 mn emergency funds from the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS: According to a UN official, the UN has provided USD 20 million in emergency funds for 270,000 people in Yemen, including those displaced by recent attacks.

According to reports, UN Emergency Help Coordinator Martin Griffiths provided money from the Central Emergency Response Fund to support humanitarian relief for residents in Marib, al-Jawf, and Hadramout. "It will also assist in scaling up operational capacities to support the response, particularly humanitarian air transport," Haq said in a daily press conference.

Three airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition attacked a prison centre run by the Houthi rebels in the northern city of Saada in quick succession a week ago.

Staff from the United Nations Human Rights Office in Yemen were in Saada this week collecting information in the aftermath of the attacks, he added. According to the personnel in charge of certifying civilian casualties, 91 inmates were killed.

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