UN launches crowdfunding campaign to avert disaster in Yemen

14 June, 2022
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UN launches crowdfunding campaign to avert disaster in Yemen

The United Nations announced the launch of a campaign aimed at collecting the necessary funds to start the emergency operation to transfer oil from the floating tank "Safir" (the oil tanker "Safer") to a safe temporary vessel.



In the details, United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, explained that the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, David Grisley, had launched a campaign on social media aimed at collecting the necessary funds to start the emergency operation to transfer oil from the floating tank "Safer" to a temporary ship. Amna, noting that Saudi Arabia announced a $10 million pledge on June 12. And that the United States confirmed that it is working to provide a contribution of 10 million dollars.

Grisley noted that the appeal launched in the Netherlands in May raised about $33 million, adding: "We need $80 million to start this process - to do the emergency phase. We need an additional $64 million, roughly, to complete the second phase, we have $33 million in addition to the roughly $5 million to $6 million that we had...we were roughly in the $40 million range and I want to thank the donors who made those initial pledges because that was so important to start this resource mobilization initiative," he said. The total is three-fourths of the amount needed to start the emergency phase."


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