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Scottish Government Donates £250000 to Yemen Appeal

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Fatin and two of her children
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The Scottish government has donated £250,000 of humanitarian aid to an appeal aimed at easing hunger in Yemen.

Years of turmoil in Yemen has left more than two million children in urgent need of food, water and medicine.

Much of the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed by conflict between a Saudi Arabia-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthi group.

The Scottish government said it had donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Yemen Crisis Appeal.

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The committee brings together 13 leading UK aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries.

International Development Minister Alasdair Allan said the Scottish government would “do all we can to help Yemen’s most vulnerable people in their hour of need”.

And he said he hoped the £250,000 of funding would reach the worst affected areas of the country.

More than 10,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since fighting in Yemen escalated in March of last year.

The conflict has exacerbated the widespread poverty, food shortages and poor health services which have affected Yemen for many years.

In a report published on Monday, the Unicef children’s charity said hunger among Yemen’s children has reached an “all time high”, with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care, and at least 462,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

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