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UN: More than 8 million Yemenis are “one step away from hunger”

Mass hunger threatens 8,4 million Yemen - more than one-third of the country's population, reports TASS Statement by the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq.

According to UN estimates, "the blockade of the ports of Yemen by coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia continues and leads to a shortage of fuel, food and medicine, significantly increasing the number of vulnerable people in need of assistance."

The organization stressed that the current priority is the resumption of humanitarian operations in Yemen.

Millions of people, including 8,4 million Yemenis, who are on the verge of starvation, depend on the ability of humanitarian workers to continue operations and provide medical care, clean water, food and shelter,
Skaasal Haq, referring to the report of the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick.

A serious cause for concern remains the cholera epidemic, which continues in the country. According to the beginning of December, 975 of thousands of cases with suspected dangerous disease were recorded in Yemen. More than 2,2 thousand people have already become victims of cholera in the country.

Earlier, the UN reported that more than 21 million Yemenis or more than 70% of the population needed humanitarian aid.
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  1. Logall
    Logall 12 December 2017 14: 08 New
    Nothing that I will bring the Donbass in comparison !?
    UN - we don’t care about everything except money! For money, open your eyes, and if necessary - close !!!
    All! And mouths who need ...
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 12 December 2017 14: 10 New
      Yes, what is Yemen, but in Russia, a step away from hunger, how many are there? No one believes the problems of Yemen are more important to us ..
      1. Frol 7525
        Frol 7525 12 December 2017 14: 15 New
        No, it’s not more important to me ... This is much more important to me-
        Yes, only here about Syria with Ukraine and America more print, and not about us ...
    2. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 12 December 2017 14: 10 New
      By and large, the country must be saved from extinction, women and children do not participate in a showdown with the Saudis, but they suffer from this most of all. Recently showed a dock. a film about Yemen, scary shots.
  2. Frol 7525
    Frol 7525 12 December 2017 14: 08 New
    And who is to blame for this? Russia?
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 12 December 2017 14: 47 New
    Now, let the United States starve for a week to the aid fund of the same Libyans! There are so many fat-like in the usa that it’s only good for them!
  4. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 12 December 2017 19: 41 New
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation decided to evacuate Russian diplomats from Yemen because of the unstable situation in the country and the armed conflict between recent allies with the government, the Hussite rebels from the Ansar Alla movement and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    "Taking into account the situation in Sana'a, a decision was made to temporarily suspend the Russian diplomatic presence in Yemen. All employees of the Russian embassy left the country. The Russian ambassador and part of the Russian diplomatic corps accredited in Yemen will perform functions while in Riyadh," the official representative said Maria Zakharova, whose statement is quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the publication with reference to the Saudi media, the Russian plane has already delivered to Russia employees of the diplomatic mission and other citizens of the Russian Federation.
  5. Nemesis
    Nemesis 12 December 2017 21: 44 New
    I don’t care ... When in the 90s millions of Russian citizens died out of the anti-people reforms of Chubais, the drunk Boris and the like, everyone didn’t give a damn ... How he responds, he will respond ...