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    A picture taken on April 7, 2016, shows heavily damaged buildings on a street in Yemen's third city Taez as a result of clashes between Shiite Huthi rebels and fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees, loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

    World Bank Approves $50Mln Grant to Help Yemeni Communities

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    An emergency grant of $50 million to bolster a development fund and public works project in Yemen has been approved, to aid the nation’s preparation for post-conflict recovery, the World Bank announced in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The World Bank estimated that the grant will enable 380,000 Yemenis in conflict affected areas will to access basic services such as water and improved roads.

    "In partnership with the UNDP [UN Development Program], the emergency project approved today will support local institutions and create over one million working days benefiting close to 60,000 families," World Bank Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti said in the release on Tuesday.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force.

    Since March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes against the Houthi rebels at Hadi’s request.

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