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Financial support for Yemen

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

To date, the Friends of Yemen have provided a total of $7.8bn to support the Yemeni transition process and tackle the humanitarian crisis.

At last September’s ministerial meeting in New York members of the Friends of Yemen provided a total of $7.8bn to support the Yemeni transition process and tackle the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

The UK has committed £196million over the next three years (2012-15) for Yemen. In 2012-13, £33m is being spent on UK aid to support Yemenis with food, water, health care and other life saving assistance.

The Friends of Yemen continue to urge other states to respond to the UN Humanitarian Appeal for Yemen which is still only half funded.

Pledges in 2012 by Friends of Yemen

  • $3250m Saudi Arabia
  • $846m USA
  • $510m Arab Fund
  • $500m Kuwait
  • $500m Qatar
  • $400m World Bank / IDA
  • $380m Arab Monetary Fund
  • $311m UK
  • $214m EU
  • $157m Germany
  • $150m UAE
  • $102m The Netherlands
  • $100m IDP
  • $100mTurkey
  • $86m France
  • $80m Italy
  • $45m OFID Dev Fund
  • $41m IFAD
  • $10m Denmark
  • $8m Switzerland
  • $5m Australia
  • $3m Japan
  • $2m Korea

TOTAL = $7800m