Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, accompanied by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited Yemen from 13 to 15 January 2011.
During the three-day visit, they reiterated the commitment of the European Union and the UNHCR to assist the country with the challenges of caring for a constantly increasing number of refugees and internally displaced persons. Kristalina Georgieva announced the mobilisation of 15 million euro to address Yemen’s pressing humanitarian needs, caused by internal conflicts and the influx of refugees from the Horn of Africa.
During her joint humanitarian mission to Yemen with António Guterres, Kristalina Georgieva visited the conflict-affected area in Northern Yemen, as well as Refugee Camps in the South. SHOTLIST