U.N. REPORT: OVER TWO MILLION YEMENI CHILDREN AT RISK OF STARVATION IN 2021

Feb 12, 2021

By Jeremy Logan

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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.

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