The United Nations has called on donor countries to allocate $3.85 billion in order to fund humanitarian aid in Yemen in the year 2021.
In a news statement held in Geneva, the UN claimed it wanted to give assistance to 16 million Yemenis, in order to prevent widespread starvation in the country.
The statement affirmed that two thirds of the population in Yemen need aid, noting that about half of the country’s children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition, and 400,000 of them could die if they do not receive urgent treatment.
More than 100 countries are participating, at the ministerial level, in the international fund-raising event for Yemen during a meeting, which is being organised on Monday by the UN and in particular by Switzerland and Sweden.
Yemen is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world according to United Nations reports, due to the invasion by Saudi-led coalition forces since March 26, 2015.