15 million Yemenis are in urgent need of water: OCHA

15 million Yemenis are in urgent need of water: OCHA

The United Nations has warned on Wednesday that urgent water supplies in Yemen would be reduced during September, if urgent funding is not available.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The United Nations has warned on Wednesday that urgent water supplies in Yemen would be reduced during September, if urgent funding is not available.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen “OCHA” said – through its account on Twitter – that more than 15 million people in Yemen need assistance in the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors, noting that among them, “8 million are in urgent and immediate need.”

The office added that “what these sectors received does not exceed 7.8 percent of the required funding.”

It called on the international community and donors to urgently fund the water, hygiene and sanitation sectors in Yemen.

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