UN received $33 mln towards plan to prevent Yemen oil spill

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The United Nations has received $33 million in new pledges on Wednesday towards a $144 million operation to avoid an oil spill from a tanker stranded off the coast of Yemen which threatens a major environmental disaster. Around $40 million has been raised to fund the operation to offload the decaying Safer tanker, the UN and the Netherlands government said in a joint statement following a pledging event they co-hosted. David Gressly, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, thanked donors from the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, the European Union, Qatar, Sweden, Norway, Finland,…

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