A shortage of funds was threatening the future of the United Nations’ Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) work in Yemen, an official warned Friday. “We are facing a dramatic funding situation in Yemen and may be forced to scale down our operations for refugees and internally displaced people… if we do not receive fresh contributions very soon,” said Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for UNHCR.

The agency said it received less than 3 per cent of the 35.6 million dollars needed to continue its relief operations in the country.

UNHCR’s work includes providing shelter to those forced to flee their homes as a result of violence raging in areas of Yemen. DPA

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