Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operationsInternational donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday but the amount fell short of the United Nations' target of $2.4 billion needed to save the world's biggest aid operation from severe cutbacks. The conflict between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthi group has left 80% of Yemen's population reliant on aid. The country now faces the spread of the novel coronavirus among an acutely malnourished people.