The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) has warned that tens of thousands of children in Yemen, the primary victims of the devastating Saudi war, will die within months due to a lack of humanitarian assistance.
United Nations organizations working in Yemen are suffering from a lack of international funding, which has reportedly negatively affected the operations of several humanitarian programs in the war-torn country.
Saudi Arabia and some of its regional allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, aiming to return the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to power and crush the popular Ansarullah movement.
Last month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) estimated that the death toll from the Saudi war in Yemen has reached 233,000. The UN recently said that the continuation of the conflict and the lack of humanitarian funding would lead to a “spread of hunger throughout Yemen.”
UN warnings of impending famine in late 2018 prompted an increase in aid. But coronavirus restrictions, reduced remittances, locusts, flooding, and underfunding of the 2020 aid response are exacerbating hunger.
The popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by the armed forces, is defending Yemen from brutal Saudi aggression, preventing the aggressors from getting their hands on the country.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV