UN: 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid

UN said more than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March
2015.

The UN’s humanitarian coordination agency OCHA, which described the conflict as “devastating” said that children are facing the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak.

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to support the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after Iran-backed Huthi rebels forced him into exile.

The United Nations has listed Yemen as the world’s number one humanitarian crisis, with seven million people on the brink of famine and a cholera outbreak that has caused more than 2,000 deaths.

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