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    US Approves $76 Million in Aid to Yemen, Including Fight Against Cholera

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    The US government has approved an additional $76 million to in humanitarian aid to Yemen, including efforts to prevent the spread of cholera there, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The new grant would bring the total US humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015, AID said.

    "As part of this additional funding, the US government will contribute $68 million to the UN World Food Program's (WFP) emergency operation to augment support for the needs of six million vulnerable Yemenis," the release added.

    The US government continues to provide weapons, spare parts and support for Saudi Arabia as its air forces lead continued strikes against Yemeni rebels that have killed around 10,000 people in the past year.

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