$6.4 billion pledged to Yemen at Donors Conference
This announcement comes ahead of the Friends of Yemen Meeting this month in New York City, where other countries and international and regional donor organizations are expected to announce their donations in support of Yemen.
Mohammed Ayesh, a political analyst, said the Donors Conference is a huge source of aid for the current government, which he said clearly lacks the ability to provide necessary services to the country.
Ayesh said there are hidden technical conditions between Yemen and donor countries and organizations, which was the reason behind the numerous delays in holding the conference.
"The donor countries want to make sure that their donations will go to support its confederates, not to hang in a political situation" he said.
Mustaha Nasr, head of the Studies and Economic Media Center, said there are some bright signs to the news that the international community is interacting with Yemen given the current economic situation.
Nasr said there should be a clear strategy regarding how to use the donations in an effective way or else the donations will be lost, as previous donations received by Yemen in the past were lost.
Ayesh doubts the government will be unable to use the donations properly because this period of time is a transitional period for the current government, which is not focused on providing services to people.
Yemen is in dire need to quickly receive donations from donor countries, and the situation can't bear delay, especially in the present time, according to Nasr.