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$3bn Saudi Aid Promised for Yemen

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Saudi Arabia has pledged more than three billion dollars in aid to its neighbour Yemen. The announcement was made at a Friends of Yemen donors conference in Riyadh.

It comes amid growing concern over the presence of al-Qaeda in the troubled state, while there’s a desperate food shortage.

A group of seven aid organisations says nearly half the population is facing starvation, as Al Jazeera‘s Jane Ferguson reports.

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