UN: 8 million Yemenis could lose aid in March
Amid the escalation of war on Yemen, 8 million Yemenis are likely to lose all humanitarian aid in March, with the absence of urgent new funds.
According to UN officials, 8 million Yemenis might lose all humanitarian aid in the coming month, while no urgent new funds are available to the Arab world's poorest war-torn nation, which has been under an aggressive war led by Saudi Arabia for over a decade.
The aggravated situation was reported by UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg and UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths who explained that the escalating war caused two-thirds of major UN aid programs to be reduced or closed.
Griffiths warned that "aid agencies are quickly running out of money, forcing them to slash life-saving programs."
He added that the UN World Food Program had decreased the rations of food in December for 8 million people and starting next month, "those 8 million people may get no food at all."
The #UN special envoy and the UN humanitarian chief painted a grim picture of the already harrowing situation in #Yemen, with nearly 2/3 of major UN aid programs having closed in January or being scaled back.#YemenUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/wpRYRoj191— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) February 16, 2022
It is worth noting that the UN might cancel most humanitarian flights in Yemen, according to Griffiths.