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Speech: Pledging Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Minister for Europe statement

And mahram, requiring women to be accompanied by a male guardian, is preventing female aid workers from working. Without them, the response cannot meet the needs of women and girls. Now, is the time to build a better future for the Yemeni people. We must also listen to the voices and views of ordinary people in Yemen. provide lifesaving health care and nutrition services through 400 health care facilities, This will enable the international response to be accountable to the people we are trying to help. This will feed at least 100,000 Yemeni people every month, Your contributions will save lives and alleviate suffering, and the United Kingdom will continue to play its part. This includes resolving the immediate threats posed by the Safer oil tanker. We have a chance to get Safer done if donors and the UN are bold and brave in the next few months. In addition to funding, we must also ensure that aid is delivered as effectively as possible. Over the next financial year, the UK hopes to match last year’s budget and will pledge up to 88 million pounds. We have provided more than one billion pounds in aid to Yemen since the start of the conflict. It is vital that the authorities authorise independent assessments and monitoring to ensure aid goes where it is needed most. Bureaucratic restrictions are hampering aid delivery, As we have heard, the humanitarian situation in Yemen is dire. and treat 22,000 severely malnourished children this year. I would like to thank the UN, Switzerland, and Sweden for hosting this conference, and all of those generously pledging today. But humanitarian teams working on the ground are facing increasing challenges right now. The recommendations from the 2022 Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation must be implemented to improve the quality of the response. A return to full-scale conflict has been avoided in Yemen, which is indeed good news. Millions of people continue to suffer the consequences of years of conflict, Parties to the conflict must seize this opportunity for peace, which is the only way to end this humanitarian crisis for good. Friends and colleagues, And this suffering is made worse by the deteriorating economy, and damaged public services.


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