Unicef ​​indicated that it needs 484 million dollars to maintain its humanitarian operations in Yemen.

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The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) denounced this Friday that 11 million Yemeni minors urgently need humanitarian aid.

According to the UN agency, 540,000 children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition, potentially fatal.

According to the latest Unicef ​​report, a child dies every ten minutes in the country due to preventable causes.

“The lives of millions of vulnerable children in #Yemen remain at risk due to the almost unimaginable, unbearable, consequences of the crushing, unending war”, said UNICEF Representative to Yemen Peter Hawkins.

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— UNICEF Yemen (@UNICEF_Yemen) March 24, 2023

UNICEF indicated that it urgently needs 484 million dollars in 2023 to maintain its humanitarian operations in Yemen, devastated by more than eight years of war.

"Without urgent action, millions of children may face aggravated risks of malnutrition," the UN agency said.

The UN says that more than 21.7 million people, two-thirds of Yemen's population, need humanitarian aid this year.

In late February, donor countries pledged $1.2 billion for the people of Yemen, although humanitarian organizations were demanding more than $4 billion.

UN data indicates that from March 2015 to November 2022, around 11,000 children have been killed or injured during the armed conflict in Yemen.

He also stated that 4,000 minors have been recruited by armed groups and more than 900 schools and health facilities have been attacked.

(With information from Telesur)

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Unicef ​​denounces that more than 11,000 children have been victims of the war in Yemen