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Government increases funding for Yemen and East Africa appeals

Tue, 30 May 2017

The Isle of Man is donating a further £100,000 to support those affected by two major humanitarian crises.

The Manx Government is giving an additional £50,000 to both the Yemen and East Africa appeals currently being run by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Island has already donated £100,000 to each campaign, bringing the total contribution for both appeals to a total of £300,000.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle says the Government's increased support reflects the continuing severity of the crises.

Yemen has been suffering food and water shortages since 2015 as a result of civil war, while 16 million people are in need as food, water and medical treatment in East Africa as a result of drought and conflict.

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