The Delegation of the European Union to Yemen

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Statement by the Spokesperson on new hostilities in the Kushar district, Yemen

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"Please, do not abandon us" ", Yemeni women in Sana'a, EU mission to Sana'a, July 2018.

On the occasion of International Women's Day that we celebrate around the world, the war in Yemen enters its four year and Yemenis across the country continue to suffer from increasing of violence. Yemeni women and girls face child marriage, unpaid labour, gender based violence and economic struggles. They are paying the price of war.

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Equality is a core value of the European Union, and a principle we will keep fighting for. Equality between women and men is no exception.

The short-film produced by the Oscar-nominated Yemeni filmmaker Adurahman Hussein is part of an EU-funded project in cooperation with Saferworld. The film narrates the path of Yemeni artist Murad Subay who uses street art to inspire collective action to build peace.

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The predictions made last year with regard to the growing importance of great power rivalries still rings in our ear.

As millions of people continue to suffer in Yemen, the European Commission has announced its intention to provide €161.5 million in humanitarian aid for 2019.

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the World NGO Day

In light of the Pledging Conference on Yemen which will take place in Geneva on 26th February and as part of their long-standing partnership, the European Union has recently contributed an additional 10 million EUR to UNICEF’s humanitarian response in Yemen. The support comes via two new projects for nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions across the country.

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The European Union has contributed EUR 6 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund, to provide emergency assistance, life-saving reproductive health and protection services to women and girls in Yemen. The funds, which will help scale up UNFPA programmes across seven governorates directly affected by the conflict, bring the total support from the European Union for UNFPA’s response in Yemen to EUR 8 million since July 2018.

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The Council today adopted conclusions on Yemen. The EU reaffirms its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen.

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