Catastrophe in Yemen as U.N. warns of famine
Millions of men women and children in war-torn yemen a facing famine again top united nations officials warned yesterday as they appealed for more money to prevent it again. We are on a countdown right now to a catastrophe. Un food chief. David beasley told the un security council. We've been here before. We did almost the same dog and pony show. We sounded the alarm then. The united nations describes yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with eighty of the people in need of help if we chose to look away. There's no doubt in my mind. Yemen will be plunged into a devastating famine within a few short months beasley told the fifteen member council a saudi arabia lead military coalition intervened in yemen in two thousand fifteen backing government forces fighting the iran. Allied houthi group u. n. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end. The war is the country. Suffering is also worsened by an economic and currency collapse and the covid nineteen pandemic in late twenty seventeen. Unh chief mark. Lowcock warned that yemen was then facing the largest famine. The world has seen for many decades with millions of victims. We prevented famine two years ago. Lowcock told the security council more money for the aid. Operation is the quickest and most efficient way to support famine prevention efforts. Right now he said the world body had received less than half of what it needed about one point five billion dollars this year for its humanitarian operations in yemen. Last year it received three billion dollars.