1 Mar 2021

UK government cuts aid to war-torn Yemen, amid condemnation by campaigners

International Editor

International aid groups have condemned the UK’s decision to slash up to 50% of its funding to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen – on the very day the United Nations launched an appeal for countries to help avert widespread famine.

Britain donated £87 million, almost half the amount it pledged last year. Critics said it would “condemn hundreds of thousands of children to starvation”.