1 million Yemeni children at risk of starvation

Yemen needs $447 in humanitarian aid to forestall crisis

SANAA, Yemen | May 20, 2012

"local and foreign agencies need to work fast"

—"Local and foreign agencies needs to work fast

Agency reports in Yemen point to an aggravated food crisis, stressing that 1 million children would die if aid is not distributed quickly.

"On the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe," "Local and foreign agencies needs to work fast in al Thoora hospital told Yemen Observer on Friday. "Local and foreign agencies needs to work fast or death will soon take our children."

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNICEF wrote early May an estimated 967,000 children under 5 years old are suffering from severe malnutrition, with 267,000 at risk of dying.

U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Catherine Prague said in May that Yemen needed an estimated $447 million in humanitarian aid, the Yemen Observer reported.

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