SIDA Backs Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is offering 30 million Swedish kronor ($4.7 million) to help address the humanitarian needs of vulnerable groups in Yemen including victims of violence.  

Of the amount, 10 million kronor will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide food assistance to refugees, while another 10 million kronor will be used by UNICEF to improve the access of   refugees, migrants and other poor people to water and sanitation. 

Aid group Save the Children will receive 5 million kronor to help internally displaced people go to school. The remaining 5 million will be used by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to address immediate humanitarian needs. 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.