According to the United Nations, Yemen is currently experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The conflict has taken the country to the brink of collapse. Today, the international community is holding a pledging event to address the humanitarian emergency.
The situation in Yemen is getting worse and worse. In order to avert a devastating famine, Germany is supporting the work of the World Food Programme (WFP) to the tune of around 50 million euro.
Packed agenda: Developments in the Middle East peace process and in Libya, as well as the economic and societal opening of the Kingdom, are just some of the topics Foreign Minister Maas will be discussing with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud.
When a crisis breaks out and people are in need, fast action can save lives. Whether in the Central African Republic, Yemen or Ukraine, Germany is using the Country-Based Pooled Funds to provide fast and non-bureaucratic humanitarian assistance in emergency situations.
The conflict in Yemen continues unabated and political initiatives have failed to achieve any breakthroughs so far. COVID-19 is further exacerbating this humanitarian disaster. Germany is focusing on civil society initiatives in the UN Security Council.
Germany holds the UN Security Council Presidency in July. In addition to addressing ongoing crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya, Germany will set its own priorities for its Presidency: global health, climate and security, human rights and sexual violence in conflicts will be focal points.