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U.N. raises only $1.3 billion of over $4 billion sought for Yemen 2022 AID -OCHA head

FILE PHOTO: A girl carries a child as she walks through a makeshift camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Aden, Yemen March 15, 2022. Picture taken March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman

The United Nations received only $1.3 billion in pledges on Wednesday towards a $4.27 billion aid plan this year for war-torn Yemen, where a humanitarian drive had seen funding dry up even before global attention turned to the conflict in Ukraine.

"We hoped for more and it is a disappointment we didn't get pledges from some we thought we might hear from," U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths told a one-day pledging event co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland.

(Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Catherine Evans)