UNICEF: 9 million Yemenis most in need receive cash assistance

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Nine million people across Yemen received emergency cash assistance from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to meet their urgent needs as the conflict enters the fifth general conflict.

“The transfer of funds carried out from June 16 to July 15 is the fifth payment made under the cash assistance project to Yemen and is implemented,” UNICEF said in a press release on its website on Wednesday. The payment of these aid on a quarterly basis, where the family receives an average of about US $ 30 in Yemeni riyals to help them meet their basic needs.”

The cash assistance project in Yemen began in August 2017, with the assistance of 1.5 million needy households.

Money transfers are a lifeline for families whose situation has become serious due to the conflict that has devastated Yemen and caused its economic situation to deteriorate. Cash assistance enables poor families to meet their basic needs of food, health, nutrition and education among other needs.

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