BEIRUT (AP) — In a story March 26, 2020, about the U.S. halting aid to parts of Yemen, The Associated Press erroneously reported that USAID would suspend aid to the health care sector. The AP also implied that the suspension was in response to measures taken by the Houthi rebels to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. USAID did not say that the suspension included aid to health programs. The move came in response to the Houthis’ preventing U.N. agencies from carrying out biometric registration and other activities aimed at ensuring the aid reaches beneficiaries. Those actions are not related to the pandemic.
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