Millions need relief from ‘terrifying’ violence in Yemen: UN 


July 19, Sanaa: As millions face “terrifying” violence, extreme hunger and little medical aid in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator expressed deep concern over the “catastrophic” situation, and renewed his appeal for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause.”

A separate note issued in the capital of Sana’a recently by the humanitarian community in Yemen, including the United Nations, said that the country this week has seen some of the deadliest days recorded since the conflict escalated in March and appealed for access to and funding for the staggering four out of five Yemenis in need of aid.

“To scale up, the humanitarian community urgently requires funding,” according to the humanitarian team. “Yemen’s humanitarian appeal has received only 15 percent of the requested $1.6 billion required until the end of 2015.

In his statement, Stephen O’Brien, the Emergency Relief Coordinator said “millions of women, children and men are facing terrifying violence, extreme hunger and little medical assistance as the fighting, shelling and bombing by all parties show no sign of abating.”

The statements came a day after the United Nations reported that Yemen is impacted by one of the largest humanitarian crises in the World with 21 out of 25 million people in need of aid with the civilian death toll since 26 March at 1,670 and another 3,829 people injured.

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