Yemen's Staggering Crisis

It’s time to act on the world’s worst humanitarian and food security emergency: Yemen, which is barreling toward a total collapse, according to the UN.
The Numbers:

  • 18.8 million people—nearly 7 in 10—need humanitarian aid
  • Over 17 million people are currently food insecure
  • 2 million acutely malnourished children
  • More than 3 million displaced since March 2015

The UN, which estimates it needs about $2.1 billion to head off disaster, will co-host a high-level pledging meeting with the Swiss and Swedish governments in Geneva next week aimed at rallying the funds.

Source: IPS

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