June 2, 2020 / 5:18 PM / a month ago

U.N. says donors have promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen: aid chief

FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - International donors promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen on Tuesday, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock told a pledging conference to help the war-torn country.

Saudi Arabia hosted a virtual U.N. conference to help raise some $2.4 billion to counter funding shortages for aid operations in Yemen.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Chris Reese

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