As many as 1.4 million children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of dying from famine, according to UNICEF. U.N. agencies are appealing for emergency support to help tens of millions of people suffering from hunger across the four countries, before they descend into famine. Famine was declared in parts of South Sudan on Monday. Formally invoking the world famine for the northern-central part of the country means that hunger is starting to kill people and will continue if nothing is done.
More than 20 million people – greater than the population of Romania or Florida – risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain said.
A series of new reports show the devastating toll of Yemen’s civil war and the potential war crimes carried out by both sides. Taken together, they paint a grim picture for Yemen where the ongoing fighting is causing a hunger crisis and the people responsible for the attacks are not held responsible.
After months of pressure from members of Congress and human rights activists, the U.S. is limiting its military support for Saudi Arabia.
More than 2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished, UNICEF officials said today. In response, U.K.-based aid groups will launch an appeal to fund their humanitarian response on Tuesday.
The 48-hour cease-fire in Yemen ended today with both sides arguing that the other continued to fight over the period declared unilaterally by the Saudi-led coalition that backs the Yemeni government.
Amid hunger, cholera and daily attacks in Yemen, the U.N. humanitarian chief warned, an entire generation has nearly lost its formative years, underscoring the need for peace.
Around 1.5 million children in Yemen are malnourished and half the population lives in hunger, United Nations aid agencies said on Friday, three days after pictures of an emaciated Yemeni teenager sparked headlines around the world.
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