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News in Brief 27 February 2023

  • Russia responsible for ‘widespread death and destruction’ in Ukraine
  • UN seeks $4.3 billion to help 17 million most vulnerable Yemenis
  • Italy shipwreck prompts call for safe, legal migration routes
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News in Brief 9 January 2023

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  • Guterres urges radical global finance shake-up to help Pakistan after deadly floods
  • 1.5 million vulnerable Pakistan children suffering from acute malnutrition: UNICEF

Yemen conference “about hard cash and resources”: UN Coordinator

The donor conference on Tuesday which raised US$1.1 billion to bring Yemen back from the brink of famine was about “hard cash and resources” not “pledges and promises”.

That’s according to the UN Resident Coordinator for the war-torn country, Jamie McGoldrick, who said humanitarians needed the money “to start flowing” as soon as possible to meet the “gargantuan” needs of Yemen’s people.