U.N. raises $1.1 billion for Yemen, half of needs for 2017 | Reuters

GENEVA Donor countries have pledged nearly $1.1 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the end of a one-day pledging conference on Tuesday.

The United Nations has said it needs $2.1 billion this year to avert famine in Yemen, where a child dies every 10 minutes of hunger and disease.

Earlier, United Nations and Russian officials warned against an attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the rebel-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles)

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Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 22:02 PM

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