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March 16, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada remains deeply concerned by the impact of the conflict in Yemen. Emergency relief needs to quickly be provided to those most affected by this humanitarian crisis, which is one of the worst in the world.

Today, at the Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, convened by the UN, Sweden and Switzerland, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced $62.5 million in funding from Canada in 2022 as part of its continued response to the humanitarian needs of conflict-affected people in Yemen.

This new funding will be provided to UN agencies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other non-governmental organizations. With Canada's support, its humanitarian partners will provide life-saving food and support health care, clean water and sanitation. In line with Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada's humanitarian assistance will also focus on the urgent needs of women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

During the event, Minister Sajjan underscored that Canada is deeply concerned by the deteriorating food-security situation in Yemen and advocated for unimpeded access for humanitarian assistance, in accordance with international humanitarian law.

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