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U.N. says donors have promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen: aid chief

FILE PHOTO: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Lowcock attends a news conference in Geneva

DUBAI (Reuters) – International donors promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen on Tuesday, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock told a pledging conference to help the war-torn country.

Saudi Arabia hosted a virtual U.N. conference to help raise some $2.4 billion to counter funding shortages for aid operations in Yemen.

(Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Chris Reese)

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