Yemen’s war started in 2014 when the Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north.
It was unlikely the response from donors would meet U.N. goals given the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating consequences for economies around the globe.
Huthi fighters have intensified operations against the kingdom as airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition pound rebel positions in the north of Yemen.
The Iran-backed Huthis have escalated attacks on the kingdom, while they step up an offensive to seize the Saudi-backed Yemeni government's last northern stronghold of Marib.
The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels earlier this month renewed their attack on Marib, a stronghold for Yemeni forces allied with the internationally recognized government.
Mark Lowcock said Gulf countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which contributed generously to U.N. appeals in 2018 and 2019, cut back drastically last year.
India stressed that the 'most pressing issue' of all is the need to end the conflict as he pointed out that grave food insecurity and hunger are clustered in areas affected by the conflict.
Despite nearly six years of Saudi-led military intervention, the Huthis remain in control of the capital Sanaa and much of the north, and aid groups say they have little choice but to work with them.
President Donald Trump's administration had branded the Iranian-backed Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation, a move that limited the provision of aid to the beleaguered Yemeni people.
The Iran-backed rebels remain firmly entrenched in the country's north and hold its capital, Sanaa. The rest is being held by competing tribal, regional and political alliances.
Saudi Arabia reacted to Biden's speech by reasserting its commitment to a political solution in Yemen, according to state media.
A person familiar with the matter confirmed the selection, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.
Having lived for four years as a "slave", Al-Anoud was eventually kicked out by her husband, taken in by her sister and began training as a nurse.
The attack on Wednesday took place just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen's Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.
The new Yemeni government was formed in December to end a dangerous political rift with southern separatists who are backed by the United Arab Emirates.