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Donors slash funding to Yemen by half to 25 US cents a day per person

The international community has donated an average of 25 US cents per day for each of the 24.3 million Yemenis in need of assistance this year, less than half the amount given in 2019, Oxfam said on Tuesday.

The Nairobi-based charity said in a statement that as 2020 edges closer to an end, the international community had donated only $1.6bn compared to last year's total of $4.06bn and $5.17bn in 2018.

The "dramatic" drop in funding resulted in more than a third of the UN's humanitarian programmes being cut back, with some completely shut down between April and August.

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