The World Bank has announced a $207 million grant to address food security and malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, Anadolu News Agency reports.
The grant, offered by the World Bank’s International Development Association, aims to “address chronic food insecurity and malnutrition in Yemen”, the Bank said in a statement.
“About 1.8 million Yemeni families will benefit” from the grant,” said the Bank.
“It will also support poor and vulnerable families facing multiple overlapping crises, including conflict, food price inflation, climate-related emergencies such as the August-September 2022 floods, and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic,” a the statement said.
Yemen descended into a deadly civil war in September 2014, when Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital, Sana’a. A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia entered the war in early 2015 to restore the government to power.
The eight-year conflict has resulted in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with millions at risk of starvation.
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