United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to save millions in Yemen

Vastavam web: The United Nations today made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly USD 3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country.The USD 2.96 billion will be used to respond to an ever- broadening crisis in Yemen, where war, looming famine and cholera have killed thousands and put millions of lives at risk.”Nearly two million children are out of school, 1.8 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, including 400,000 who suffer from severe acute malnutrition and are 10 times more likely to die if they do not receive medical treatment.”

More than 9,200 people have been killed in Yemen since 2015, when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened to back the country’s internationally-recognised government against Iran-backed rebels.More than three-quarters of Yemen’s population — 22.2 million people — are now dependent on some form of assistance in Yemen, the United Nations says.Some 8.4 million Yemenis are also at risk of famine, according to OCHA.