The World Food Programme (WFP) requires an overall of $200 million a month to fund its programs in Yemen, elderly agent, Elisabeth Byrs, introduced the other day.
“The organisation is concerned about over 20 million Yemenis who are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure,” Byres claimed in an online interview.
“Over two million children in Yemen are already acutely malnourished, and it’s a figure that WFP fears will increase,” Byrs included, alerting that the unique coronavirus would certainly “push many more children in Yemen into acute malnutrition.”
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) agent, Jens Laerke, included that the failing to offer the required financing would certainly lead to “a reduction in the nutritional supplements of 1.7 million child and pregnant women, which could result in deaths from preventable causes.”
On Friday, the United Nations Resident Coordinator as well as Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Liz Grande, alerted that 30 out of 41 of the UN’s altruistic programs would certainly “shut down due to lack of funding”.
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