15 September 2011

One-Third of yemen’s population May go hungry. still, money for weapons but not food.

A few days ago there was an odd juxtaposition of Yemen-related news. On the one hand, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that the United States would double its military assistance to Yemen to about $150 million next year. That same day, the UN Refugee Agency warned that it faced a huge funding shortfall for its Yemen related work, which includes taking care of 250,000 people made refugees and internally displaced, in part by fighting between the Yemeni military and rebel groups. Mark Leon Goldberg – February 25, 2010
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