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UN receives additional funds to support Yemen women

Due to the lack of hospital beds, Yemeni women receive treatment at a tent adjacent to the Hospital's garden in Sanaa, Yemen on 10 March 2019 [Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]
Due to the lack of hospital beds, Yemeni women receive treatment for cholera at a tent adjacent to the Hospital's garden in Sanaa, Yemen on 10 March 2019 [Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday announced that it had received additional funds to support its humanitarian activities in Yemen.

“UNFPA has received $3.1 million from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to provide life-saving protection services and mitigate high risks against girls and women, including preventing epidemics in Yemen,” the humanitarian organisation said in a statement.

The fund, the statement added, would cover “establishing five safe spaces for women and girls, increasing women-protection serving areas from 60 to 84 districts, and pushing women to participate in livelihood and economic empowerment activities.”

The UN recently halted its activities in Yemen due to a lack of international funds.

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