The United Nations says 1.5 million children are malnourished and the lack of food has caused the immune systems of close to 400,000 children to collapse.

Sixty-day-old Nadia Ahmad Sabri, who suffers from severe malnutrition, lies in bed at a malnutrition treatment center in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, Yemen December 20, 2017.
Sixty-day-old Nadia Ahmad Sabri, who suffers from severe malnutrition, lies in bed at a malnutrition treatment center in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, Yemen December 20, 2017. (Reuters)

After a two and a half years of war, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening as the country's main airport, border crossings and ports remain closed.

Since early November Saudi Arabia has blocked all shipments – including humanitarian aid – from entering the country.

The blockade eased and showed signs of breaking last week. But that has allowed in only a trickle of aid when Yemen is in need of a flood. 

TRT World's Shamim Chowdhury reports.

Source: TRT World