The United Nations said Wednesday it needs $4.3 billion to fund its humanitarian activities in war-torn Yemen this year.

Iran PressMiddle East: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the funds are required to help 17.3 million most vulnerable people in Yemen.

The agency said it plans to deliver “urgent life-saving” assistance to 14 million people in 2023. In total, 21.6 million — two-thirds of the country’s population — would need humanitarian assistance and protection services this year, down from 23.4 million people in 2022, OCHA estimated.

Last year, the UN humanitarian plan cost $4.27 billion to assist 17.9 million people.

Saudi Arabia, in the form of a coalition of several Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and with the help and green light of the United States and the support of the Zionist regime, started large-scale attacks against Yemen on March 25, 2015. Over the past few months, Yemen's demining executive center has destroyed more than 9,700 mines and explosives left over from Saudi-American aggression and that of their mercenaries in Al Hudaydah Province.

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The war has deteriorated largely into a stalemate and spawned one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.


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