UNICEF Chief Shows Concern Over Yemen’s Malnutrition Crisis
The UNICEF chief has recently commented on the malnutrition crisis in Yemen. More than 58% Yemeni children, whose age are under five, suffer from malnutrition. The Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lane has warned the possibility of thousands more children’s being affected by life-threatening famine.
According to UNICEF, urgent aid is needed for the 13 million Yemeni children who make up almost half of the population. Almost one million children among the total are severely malnourished. UNICEF thinks that malnutrition affects the development of child’s morality and says that the conflict and underdevelopment prevalent in the country are mainly responsible for the terrible humanitarian condition.
More than five million children in Yemen are deprived of necessities like safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation. Approximately more than 2.5 million children are dropped off from school every year, with the number of girls more than the boys are. In fact, the widespread violence in the country has affected most of the children.