OCHA Report Highlights Shortage of Funds for Yemen

The U.N.’s revised humanitarian aid appeal for Yemen is USD187 million for 2010 but the money received as of July 10 is only USD51 million or 31 percent of the total amount, according to the latest report from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The lack of sufficient funds has forced OCHA to reduce by half the food rations it provides to internally displaced people, the report says, adding that the rations may be completely cut by August if no further funding is received.

In terms of actual humanitarian activities, OCHA says there has been an increase in the presence of development workers in Yemen despite the still volatile security situation across the country.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.