||<p>We are very concerned by the potential funding cliff edge the UN is facing in June.
The UN’s 2019 humanitarian appeal for Yemen is the largest in the world at $4.2 billion.
The Geneva Pledging Conference in February of this year saw $2.6 billion pledged,
approximately 20% of which has been disbursed to date.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is actively
engaging with other large donors to encourage the rapid disbursement of funding to
the UN to enable it to cover urgent needs.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also brought forward
funding and we will have disbursed over half of our £200 million pledge for this financial
year (2019/2020) by the beginning of June. This included funds for UNICEF to respond
rapidly to a spike in cholera. As a result, cholera cases have declined for four weeks
in a row and we hope a wider outbreak has been avoided.</p>