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US to provide $87mn aid to Yemen

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SANAA, March 29, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni children who dropped out of school play in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 29, 2018. Nearly half a million students have dropped out of school since the civil war erupted in Yemen in 2015, the UNICEF said in a statement on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed/IANS) by .
Yemeni children who dropped out of school play in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 29, 2018. Nearly half a million students have dropped out of school since the civil war erupted in Yemen in 2015, the UNICEF said in a statement. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed/IANS)

The US will provide about $87 million aid to Yemen to address the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the US State Department has said….reports Asian Lite News

GENEVA, April 3, 2018 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, April 3, 2018. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres applauded Tuesday international pledges of more than 2 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 for the three-year-old crisis in Yemen. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan/IANS) by .
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan/IANS)

The aid will be used for food assistance, support for drinking water, treatment for malnourished children among others, said the US State Department in a statement on Tuesday.

The US government made the announcement at the Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the statement.

Saudi Arabia is leading a mostly Arab military coalition to fight Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015.

Houthis have been controlling much of Yemen’s north by force, including the capital Sanaa since 2014.

The war has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced over 3 million, according to humanitarian agencies.