At least 2.2 million children in Yemen are in need of urgent care. More than 400,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care, according to the UN children’s agency UNICEF.
New figures indicate that hunger among children has reached an “all-time high”, with at least 462,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition – a drastic increase of about 200 percent since 2014.
In a report UNICEF said at least one child dies every 10 minutes because of malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory-tract infections.
Severe acute malnutrition is a major cause of death for children under the age of five, and is apparent when a child has a very low weight for their height and becomes visibly frail and skeletal.”The state of health of children in the Middle East’s poorest country has never been as catastrophic as it is today. Every day 144 children dies of malnutrition” Meritxell Relano, the agency’s acting representative, said in a statement
Humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic as the conflict constituting a trauma to the women, men, and children. Hence the Yemenis are in drastic need to be seriously protected by the United Nations. It is critical that the all parties to the conflict and all members of the international community push for an immediate and permanent ceasefire, so that vital humanitarian assistance can be delivered to people in Yemen.
On March 25, 2015 Military invasion to the people of Yemen by the name of “Decisive Storm” started in such a way that after more than 20 months of aggression, civilian casualties from the ongoing operations against Yemen topped 10000.