Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Sayyed Nasrallah: US Biased, Ready to Stop ’Israeli’ Oil Extraction within Hours Twitter Awed as Cats of May and Johnson Meet in Furry Battle Brazilian Woman Gets Buried Alive Due to Error Moscow Slams US Indictment of Russians as «Absurd» Nigeria Attacks: Suicide Blasts Kill 19 in Maiduguri Velayati: Iran, Iraq, Syria Will Not Let US Sway in Kurdish Areas Bibi’s Corruption Scandals: Police to Probe «Israeli» PM in Case 4000 Egypt Cuts Interest Rates As Slowing Inflation Eases Worries French Students Cancel «Israel» Festival Bibi’s Corruption Scandals: Protesters Urge Him to Step down #Nigeria: 18 Killed in #Suicide Attack in #Maiduguri Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is a great international silence regarding the aggression on #Yemen that must end Sayyed #Nasrallah: What is happening in #Bahrain is a demographic change that benefits “#Israel” Sayyed #Nasrallah: On the anniversary of the #Islamic Revolution, we express our pride with the #Islamic regime in #Iran, which supports #Arab causes and rights Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are examples among #Palestinians. There are Ahmed #Jarrar, Ahad #Tamimi and Omar al-#Abd, who was sentenced to 3 life times in prison, and he irritated #Lieberman with his smile Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #US gives the most strategic military jets to “#Israel” and prevents any defense system from #Lebanon Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #US siege continues on #Palestinian people and there are great #American pressures against this people Sayyed #Nasrallah: “#Israelis” have their complex calculations to enter into any war because they are uncertain of #victory Sayyed #Nasrallah: Who toppled the “Israeli” aircraft are the officers and soldiers of the brave #Syrian #Arab army Sayyed #Nasrallah: The decision to confront the “#Israeli” aircraft is a #Syrian decision took by President Bashar al-#Assad only
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Middle East » Yemen

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Yemen Crisis: UN Aid Agency Calls for Nearly $3 Bln in Humanitarian Aid
Local Editor

The United Nations is calling for a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people.

Yemen

According to a statement released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] on Sunday, the aid will be used to respond to the crisis in Yemen.

Currently, 1.3-million people "urgently require assistance to survive...a generation of children is growing up in suffering and deprivation," the OCHA added.

"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," it said.

Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick noted that Humanitarian assistance would not solve the crisis in the country, but it would be a lifeline for millions of people.

"Today, humanitarian partners appeal to the international community to support this critical lifeline," he added.

Last week, the UN announced that the number of the Yemenis who are dependent on assistance has risen to 22.2 million.

More than 13,600 people have lost their lives since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and factories, has been reduced to rubble in military strikes.

The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.

According to the World Health Organization's latest count, the cholera outbreak claimed the lives of 2,167 people since the end of April and is suspected to have infected more than one million people.

For its part, the non-governmental charity organization Save the Children warned that the number of deaths of Yemeni children over diphtheria will increase if the Saudi blockade on the country continues.

While stressing that Yemeni children are bearing the brunt of what it referred to as the "the worst diphtheria outbreak for a generation", the group noted that at least 52 people, mostly children under 15, have been killed by the disease.

"Any tightening of the blockade could have a devastating impact on children," said the group.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

22-01-2018 | 09:39


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top