First pledging conference for Yemen "remarkable success": UN chief

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A young boy runs with his tyre past buildings damaged by airstrikes in Sa’ada Old Town, Yemen. Up until August 2015, this area was the home of Sa’ada’s oldest market with thousands of people selling vegetables, spices and fabrics in stores and street stalls. Photo: Giles Clarke/OCHA

The first ever pledging conference to try and prevent Yemen's humanitarian crisis from sliding into famine, was hailed a "remarkable success" by the UN chief on Tuesday.

António Guterres said that the generosity and solidarity of contributors meant that US$1.1 billion had been promised, to help nearly 19 million in need throughout the country.

Matthew Wells reports.

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