Yemen’s Shia political alliance, which fought against a Saudi-led Gulf alliance for years, seeks more concessions from Riyadh, experts say.
Protesters say they are angry over a lack of services and delayed salaries, urging the UN to pressure the government into implementing economic reforms.
More than 88 million people were suffering from “acute hunger” at the end of 2020 due to conflict and instability, a 20 percent increase in one year, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at UNSC meeting.
UN humanitarian agency says the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world’s poorest country “has never been more acute."
The Iran-backed militants earlier this month renewed their attacks on the oil-rich Marib province, a government stronghold that has served as a sort of haven for around one million Yemenis who have fled Houthi offensives since the start of the war.
UN agencies say 2.3 million small children in war-torn Yemen are estimated to starve this year.
A looming mass hunger crisis is added to an already-grim humanitarian situation as civilians bear the the brunt of the costs of conflict
The calls from the United Nations three top officials come after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iran-linked Houthis a “foreign terrorist organisation.”
UNICEF expects that 10.4 million children will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 due to prolonged conflicts, internal displacement and the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Food Program was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts "to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."
A new UN report says in 2021, one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid.
UN earmarks $100 million to help Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Ethiopia.
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