July 14, 2012
Conflict between Yemeni security forces and insurgents in Abyan and the south of Yemen has caused disruption in basic social services of the country, a UN spokesperson said here on Friday.
"The conflict between Yemeni security forces and insurgents in Abyan, and the destruction of infrastructure, such as irrigation channels, power installations, machinery and markets, have destroyed livelihoods of some 200,000 people," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters here at the daily news briefing.
According to the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the much needed humanitarian support for an estimated 320,000 people will require an additional 87 million US dollars, to the already received 249 million dollars, for the 2012 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.
"Sustained and expanded humanitarian action across the south is critical," said Nesirky.