UN: 7.4 million people in Yemen need nutrition assistance

UN: 7.4 million people in Yemen need nutrition assistance

Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said Monday that  about 80 percent of the Yemenis are in need of life-saving support.



 

"The humanitarian operation in Yemen remains the largest in the world, with 24 million people - about 80 percent of the population - in need of life-saving support," said Dujarric at the daily news briefing.

 

"About 7.4 million people need nutrition assistance, including 2.1 million children under the age of five, and 1.1 million pregnant and breastfeeding women who need acute malnutrition treatment," he said.

 

"As of January 8th, almost 861,000 suspected cholera cases had been reported since 2019, impacting 324 of Yemen's 333 districts," said the spokesman.

 

"Some 3.6 million people are internally displaced, with nearly 400,000 newly displaced in 2019 alone," Dujarric added.