Over 70% of Yemenis need humanitarian help: Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross says that only 51% of health facilities are functioning in Yemen, and more than 4.7 million women and children suffer from acute malnutrition.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) affirmed on Saturday that the majority of the Yemeni people urgently need humanitarian aid, as a result of the conflict that has been going on in the Arab country for 8 years.
Through its Twitter account, the committee said that over 70% of people in Yemen today are in need of humanitarian aid, adding that "only 51% of health facilities are functioning" in Yemen, and "over 4.7 million women and children are acutely malnourished."
"Over 3.3 million people have fled their homes" in Yemen, the ICRC indicated.
This is #Yemen today:— ICRC (@ICRC) December 17, 2022
🚨 Over 70% of people need humanitarian assistance.
🚨 Only 51% of health facilities are functioning
🚨 Over 4.7 million women and children are acutely malnourished.
🚨 Over 3.3 million people have fled their homes.
The United Nations constantly warns of the bad situation in Yemen. In its latest report, the organization showed that the number of child victims of the Yemen war has risen to 11,000.
More than 11,000 children have been killed and injured in Yemen since the start of the Saudi-led war since 2015, according to UNICEF statistics.
Among the victims, UNICEF reported that 3,774 children (2,742 boys; 983 girls; 49 unknown) were killed, and 7,245 others (5,299 boys and 1,946 girls) were injured.
A further 62 children have been killed or injured between the end of the truce at the start of October and the end of November, according to the United Nations.
Yemen has been witnessing violent battles for about 8 years, due to the Saudi coalition's aggression against the country. The humanitarian situation remains difficult due to the ongoing blockade of ports imposed by the Saudi coalition forces, which limits the availability of fuel, food, and medicine.