RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia confirmed it will host a virtual donors conference next week for Yemen together with the United Nations which said the conflict – riven nation risked being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.
Millions need aid in Yemen, whose government was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran – allied Houthi group in 2014 before a Saudi-led military coalition then intervened in 2015 to try to restore President Abu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
State-run Saudi Press Agency on Friday cited a directive from King Salman confirming Tuesday’s donor conference in Riyadh where the United Nations aspires to raise $2.4 billion for the world’s biggest aid operation.
‘If we don’t get the funding we need and if more isn’t to suppress the virus, COVID-19 could engulf Yemen’, said Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement.
Yemen reported as of Thursday 281 infections and 55 deaths, amounting to a fatality rate of 20%, compared to a global average estimated by the United Nations at 7%.
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