United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

U.S. Department of State Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

May 6, 2015

Today in Djibouti, Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons. The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance. With this announcement, U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance for Yemen in Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 now totals more than $188 million.
For further information, please contact Public Affairs Advisor Dan Langenkamp, State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, at langenkampdb@state.gov, PRMpress@state.gov or (202) 453-9339, or visithttp://www.usaid.gov/crisis/yemen.