A Child under Five in Yemen Dies around Every 10 Minutes
The United Nations warns that a child under five in Yemen dies around every 10 minutes from preventable causes such as starvation, disease, poor sanitation or lack of medical care.
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned last week of “the starving and the crippling of an entire generation.”
Nearly 17 million of Yemen’s 28 million people are deemed “food insecure” by aid groups, and around 7 million do not know where they will get their next meal.
After a visit to Yemen, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland condemned the foreign powers for failing to end what he called a “preventable catastrophe.”
“This is a gigantic failure of international diplomacy. The Saudi-led coalition are undermining every effort to avert an entirely preventable famine, as well as the collapse of health and education services for millions of children,” he said.