Aid group Save the Children says thousands of children under 5 years may have died of acute malnutrition since the civil war began in 2015. Meanwhile, UN calls for peace in Hudaida fell on deaf ears as the Saudi-led coalition renewed air strikes.
Millions in Yemen face one of the worst famines the world has seen in decades amid the Saudi-led coalition’s the battle for Hudaida. Here are more details
A joint appeal by the Yemeni and international organisations called for "secure an immediate cessation of hostilities" in the war-torn country, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".
The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
Yemen's economy and population of 22 million people depend almost entirely on imports which could face disruption as fighting rages on around the city of Hudaida, home to country's main port.
Save the Children warns of humanitarian crisis after Saudi-backed alliance launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hudaida port city, saying more than five million children were at risk of famine in the war-torn Arab nation.
People in Yemen confront the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country where 8.3 million are entirely dependent on external food aid, the UN says.
Tightening siege by the Syrian regime forces in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta district has pushed around 400,000 people to the verge of famine.
Aid agencies warn the situation this year is beginning to resemble its 2011 famine, when more than a quarter of a million people died.
A UN-backed food security report said South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although the situation is still critical and millions face food insecurity.
The outbreak coupled with famine is an indication things are "falling apart." Only 29 percent of a massive humanitarian plan for Yemen in 2017 has been funded, says a UN coordinator.
While many Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month, millions in Yemen observe their fasts facing starvation and health woes, as the civil war in the country continues with no end it sight.
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