18 September 2020
More than five years into a war that has ravaged Yemen, children are dying daily of malnutrion in the country's hospitals. Mere food would have been suffiecient to prevent this death. But two-thirds of the population relies on food aid in a country with more than 3 million internally displaced people. Since 2014, Yemen’s conflict has killed more than 100,000 people.
The nation has also been plagued by the coronvirus pandemic, with more than 2,000 cases now confirmed. at a high-level meeting on Yemen, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Thursday that the estimate takes into account that “war has decimated the country’s facilities.” He said more than five years of war has reversed development in Africa’s poorest country “by decades,” left state institutions at “the verge of collapse.”
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