Feb 12, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
The United Nations is sounding the alarm over projections that more than 2 million Yemeni children under age 5 are facing starvation this year.
Also, over a million pregnant or breastfeeding women are expected to be acutely malnourished.
The increased numbers compared to last year are compounded by a lack of funds.
Donor nations have failed to make good on their commitments.
That means aid programs to Yemen received only $1.9 billion of the required $3.4 billion in 2020.
Four U.N. agencies released the joint report Friday.
They’re calling for an end to the years-long conflict, which has brought the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine.