Medicine

Yemen on brink of world's 'largest starvation in decades'

Yemen on brink of world's 'largest starvation in decades'

Calling for the immediate opening of all air and seaports to ensure the entry of food, fuel and medicines into the country, the humanitarian community ask the Saudi-led Coalition to facilitate unhindered access of aid workers to people in need, in compliance with worldwide law, by ensuring the resumption of all humanitarian flights.

The war has led Yemen to the world's most humanitarian catastrophe with less than one million Yemenis hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and pushed the poor Arab country into the brink of mass starvation.

Speaking to reporters after briefing the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen behind closed doors, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock warned the coalition about refusing to allow humanitarian aid to Yemen.

"The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition [SLC] to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen", the agencies said in a statement.

"It will not be like the starvation which cost 250,000 people their lives in Somalia in 2011".

He said the port of Al Hudaydah is the backbone of the humanitarian operations in Yemen and a lifeline to millions of people.

-Assurances flights will not be disrupted.

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-Agreement to keep a U.N. World Food Program ship in waters off Aden.

Lowcock stressed the last point saying, "This is important because humanitarian access to the ports was inadequate even before the measures announced on November 6" by the coalition.

David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, told AP on Monday that out of Yemen's population of 27 million to 28 million people, 19 million to 20 million "do not know where they're going to get their next meal".

United Nations agencies said Tuesday they are deeply concerned by a series of attacks in Yemen over the past week that have killed dozens of civilians, including several children.

The World Health Organization says there have been more than 900,000 suspected cases of cholera in Yemen since late April, many of them children, and that there are expected to be 1 million cases before the end of the year.

Council members reiterated the need for the coalition and the Houthis "to provide full, safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and United Nations personnel to the population of all affected governorates, including by air, land and sea".


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