'A cynical PR exercise': critics round on $3.5bn plan to allay Yemen suffering

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Critics say Saudi humanitarian operations scheme would further limit access to 8 million people on the verge of starvation

A much vaunted Saudi plan to relieve the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen has been branded a tactic of war and a “cynical PR exercise”.

Riyadh announced its $3.5bn (£2.5bn) Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations plan in January, following months of criticism over the effect of a blockade that has left an estimated 8 million people facing acute malnutrition in a country where 75% of the population of 29 million are in need of aid.

The Saudi plan is rather like a torturer bringing his victim a cup of coffee after a session of pain-inducing activity

Related: Unicef appeals for record $3.6bn as wars trigger desperate need

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