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Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies that are currently bombarding Yemen have pledged more than $1 billion to help civilians in the war-ravaged country in a donor conference convened by the United Nations.
Close to half a million Yemeni children have dropped out of school since 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country's civil war.
Over 78 pieces of Yemeni history had been damaged or destroyed, among them are ten archaeological sites, eight museums, ten mosques, two churches, 17 tombs, and six UNESCO world heritage sites.
Surging violence across Yemen had pushed some 85,000 people from their homes in the past 10 weeks, the UN Refugee Agency said.
A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday announced $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, after the UN made a record appeal for assistance.
The UN on Sunday made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country.
Intensified hostilities in Yemen have forced more than 32,000 people to flee their homes in the past two months, the United Nations said.
Activists have decried the rise of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen as a blow to the global campaign for human rights.
Two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition killed 68 Yemeni civilians in one day, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen said on Thursday.
The EU on Friday pledged an additional €25 million in aid for Yemen as the humanitarian situation in the country continued to decline.
The United Nations' humanitarian coordinator in Yemen is calling for a pause in fighting to allow civilians caught in fighting in Sanaa to seek refuge as clashes in the capital continued for a fifth day.
U.N. spokesman said on Monday that the Saudi-led Coalition had eased the Yemen blockade allowing deliveries of humanitarian aid to the country.
The United States is warning Americans traveling to Saudi Arabia about the risk of ballistic missile attacks from neighboring Yemen.
United Nations leaders urged the Saudi-led coalition to lift the blockade on Yemen's borders, calling the situation the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The UN dismissed a Saudi demand that tighter inspections be put in place at Yemen's rebel-held Hudaydah port before a devastating blockade is lifted.
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