Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge nearly $1bn in aid for Yemen at UN conference

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Almost half the $2bn promised by nations at Geneva fundraising event is from two key protagonists in the conflict

A UN donor conference for people affected by war in Yemen – which has been labelled as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” – has received pledges of more than $2bn (£1.4bn), close to half of which is promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key protagonists in the conflict.

Despite falling well short of the almost $3bn being called for by the meeting in Geneva, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, hailed the donor conference a “remarkable success”.

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