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Humanitarian crisis in Yemen: Italy pledges 10 milion Euros for 2017-2018

Represented by the Head of the Humanitarian and Emergency Aid Office of the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by Italy’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Italy participated today in the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, convened in Geneva upon joint initiative by the Swiss and Swedish Governments together with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Italy pledged EUR 10 million for the years 2017-2018. A total of USD 1.1 billion was raised at the Pledging Event, presided over by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, alongside the Foreign Affairs Ministers of Switzerland and Sweden and the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien.