Yemen: UN urges donors to convert pledges into cash

Only a small proportion of funds promised by top donors Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has been received.

    The humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen is worsening, with the number of cholera cases surging.

    The UN has asked that $4bn pledged for emergency humanitarian aid be paid but only a small portion of it has been received.

    The two countries fighting in Yemen's civil war alongside the government have pledged $1.5bn between them but Saudi Arabia and the UAE have decided to pay in instalments, drip-feeding their funds.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the United Nations.


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