UN / YEMEN UPDATE

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A UN spokesperson said that in a joint statement on Yemen’s humanitarian situation and funding gap, 60 UN agencies and non-governmental organizations “called for unhindered access to all communities in Yemen in order to identify their needs.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

15 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In a joint statement on Yemen’s humanitarian situation and funding gap, 60 UN agencies and non-governmental organizations called for unhindered access to all communities in Yemen in order to identify their needs. They also warned that the decreasing funding trends continue to worry humanitarians, with a huge funding gap, steadily rising over the past 5 years, further compounding the situation. They noted that over 21.6 million people, or 75 percent of the Yemeni population, are grappling with humanitarian needs.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And by August this year, the Humanitarian Response Plan has seen only 31.2 percent of the $4.34 billion needed in funding. This is resulting in drastic and concerning cuts to aid, thus impacting the most vulnerable in Yemen.”
6. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium

STORYLINE:
A UN spokesperson said, that in a joint statement on Yemen’s humanitarian situation and funding gap, 60 UN agencies and non-governmental organizations called for unhindered access to all communities in Yemen in order to identify their needs.

Briefing journalists today (15 Sep) in New York, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said that the humanitarian organizations also “warned that the decreasing funding trends continue to worry humanitarians, with a huge funding gap, steadily rising over the past 5 years, further compounding the situation.”

He continued, “they noted that over 21.6 million people, or 75 percent of the Yemeni population, are grappling with humanitarian needs.”

According to him, “by August this year, the Humanitarian Response Plan has seen only 31.2 percent of the $4.34 billion needed in funding.”

The Spokesperson concluded that “this is resulting in drastic and concerning cuts to aid, thus impacting the most vulnerable in Yemen.”
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