UN launched humanitarian appeal for Yemen

United Nations launched Yemen Humanitarian Response 2018 and appealed for $2.96 billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to the people in Yemen. The UN and other humanitarian agencies needs more than $3 billion dollars to provide assistance and help to save 13.1 million people.

Three years of escalated conflict has turned Yemen into the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time. Three quarters of the population – 22.2 million people – need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people in acute need who urgently require assistance to survive.

A generation of children is growing up in suffering and deprivation. Nearly two million children are out of school, 1.8 million children under the age of five are malnourished, including 400,000 who suffer from severe malnutrition and are 10 times more likely to die if they do not receive medical treatment.

“Humanitarian assistance is not the solution to the plight of the people of Yemen, but it is the only lifeline for millions of them,” said Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. “Today, humanitarian partners appeal to the international community to support this critical lifeline.”

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