A United Nations appeal for Yemen Wednesday is aiming at raising USD 4.27 billion to alleviate what it describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with 161,000 people likely to experience famine there in 2022.
The virtual pledging conference is co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address donors on the dire needs of the Arab world's poorest country. The conference comes as world attention is gripped by the war in Ukraine, which has overshadowed other humanitarian crisis across the world since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24 — raising concerns that that Yemen's plight may be forgotten. Over 3 million people have fled Ukraine, which has seen Europe's heaviest fighting since World War II.