Yemen: Starvation causes drastic rise in death toll

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The situation in Yemen has become worse than ever. The country, which has been under war for15 months, is starving to death. According to United Nations, over 370,000 children could die due to lack of food and health facilities.

UN reported that the number of starving people has risen by 50%. The figures illustrate that out of the total population of 14 million, more than half are facing difficulty in getting any medical help and have nothing to eat.


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Over 500,000 children, who are under the age of 5, are sick and dying because of starvation. They are suffering from malnutrition and if they do not get immediate aid, they might end up dead soon.

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Mohammed Al Asaadi, UN spokeperson said: “At least 370,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. We’re talking about a 50 percent increase compared to the number we had earlier this year.”

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As it is clear that due to malnutrition children under the age of 5 can hardly survive; they lose weight and the bones in their bodies become visible through their skin.

It was back in 2014, when Houthi rebels and loyal supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh joined hands together and took over the country including its capital Sanaa. Since then, the country has faced countless problems, the continuous war, hunger, poverty, lack of security and what not.

Then in March 2015, Saudi Arabia stepped in and started fighting against the rebels through air strikes. It killed almost 9000 people with over 2.8 million forced to leave their homeland. Due to war, the prices of food increased hence making it more difficult for people to buy anything.

. يک کارخانه اسلحه سازي تروريست هاي القاعده در عدن به دست انصارالله افتاد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/06 9:54 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1754574 منبع يمني: عربستان به نفع تروريست هاي القاعده محاصره يمن را لغو مي کند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/06 10:48 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1754825 استفاده مجدد عربستان از بمب‌هاي خوشه‌اي در يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 11:31 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1759090 خروج نيروهاي عبدالله صالح از عدن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 11:26 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1759072 جنبش انصارالله تشکيل دولت مشارکت ملي را بررسي مي کند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 11:16 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1759069 شهادت 3043 تن از آغاز تجاوز عربستان به يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 10:50 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1758912 سرکرده القاعده در يمن کشته شد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 14:58 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1760122 "تعز" يمن از عناصر القاعده و مزدوران سعودي پاکسازي شد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 15:34 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1760277 حمله موشکي يمني‌ها به پايگاه «المعايين» آل‌سعود در خاک عربستان تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/07 18:26 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1761014 دومين موشک اسکاد ارتش يمن به پايگاه موشکهاي بالستيک عربستان اصابت کرد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/09 8:57 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1766984 انفجار يک خودروي بمب گذاري شده در پايتخت يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/09 8:27 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1766867

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Asaadi said: “The people are unable to buy food. Good crops could help the situation, but millions are out of work and countless more displaced. Until inflation is addressed the situation will continue to deteriorate.”

. يک فروند بالگرد ارتش سعودي ساقط شد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/09 14:45 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1769461 کشف يک کارگاه بمب سازي در شهر "اب" يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/10 10:55 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1772939 شماري از افسران سعودي در پي اصابت موشک اسکاد ناپديد شدند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/10 10:14 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1772818 فرار 1200 زنداني خطرناک از زندان مرکزي تعز تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/10 10:0 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1772798 انصارالله: تشکيل شوراي رياست جمهوري در يمن تنها راهکار است تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/11 21:11 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1779389 جنگنده‌هاي سعودي کمک‌هاي آلمان به مردم يمن را هدف قرار دادند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/11 21:9 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1779340 عمليات منحصر به فرد ارتش يمن عليه مواضع نظامي سعودي تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/11 17:31 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1778572 رهبر جنبش انصارالله يمن در پيامي به ارتش و رزمندگان مقاومت يمن: مقاومت درمقابل محور شر، جنايت و نفاق متوقف نمي‌شود تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 6:43 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1779988 آمريکا خواستار برقراري آتش بس در طول ماه رمضان در يمن شد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 6:42 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1779987 اخبار ضد و نقيض از موافقت عربستان سعودي با آتش‌بس در يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 9:38 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1780288 دست‌کم 10 نظامي سعودي در استان جيزان به هلاکت رسيدند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 11:21 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1780693 هفده يمني درحملات سعودي شهيد شدند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 12:37 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1780973 سقوط بزرگترين پايگاه نيروهاي وابسته به منصور هادي در عدن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 13:22 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1781243 بيش از 2300 نظامي سعودي در حملات نيروهاي يمني کشته شدند تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/12 12:37 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1781154

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A victim of war, Taqwa Mohammad, who lives in Hodeidah, a Houthi-occupied city in west Yemen, described her situation to Al-Jazeera. She said: “I can’t afford milk or medicine for the children. If one of them gets sick, I can’t take him to the doctor, I borrow fever and cough medicines from the neighbours.”

. هلاکت فرمانده داعش در يمن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/23 18:7 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1827447 يمن پايگاه «العير» عربستان را موشک‌باران کرد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/23 20:51 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1827924 انهدام يک برج مراقبت در جازان به دست نيروهاي يمني تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 16:17 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1838451 عربستان در روز عيد فطر فرودگاه صنعاء را بمباران کرد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 13:17 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1837791 هلاکت ده‌ها تن از عوامل رژيم عربستان در فرودگاه عدن تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 12:57 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1837703 رژيم صهيونيستي بمب هاي ويرانگر به عربستان براي بمباران يمن داده است تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 12:54 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1837698 ارتش يمن پايگاه‌هاي نظامي عربستان را موشک‌باران کرد تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 18:11 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1838910 درگيري‌هاي شديد عناصر طرفدار منصور هادي و ارتش يمن در «التواهي» و «المعلا» تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 21:5 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1839519 خطيب نماز عيد فطر صنعاء : ظلم و تجاوز آل سعود سبب افزايش صبر و مقاومت ملت يمن مي شود تاریخ انتشار: 94/04/26 20:12 www.khorasannews.com/OnlineNews.aspx?newsid=1839386

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All the Humanitarian groups who have been trying to help the country have become hopeless. Because of the air strikes, it is difficult to go there and crossing the border is next to impossible in the given situation. They have referred the situation as “extremely challenging.”

Related: Yemen Crisis: Half a Million Children Face Severe Malnutrition

There have been several reports that the medical facilities available in the country have been destroyed by the fighters on purpose. Houthis have been criticized by medical teams for not letting them deliver the supplies in cities that they control.

In a recent attempt to bring peace in the country, an offer was made by Kuwait to the Houthis. They declined the offer that required them to evacuate some cities including Sanaa, Taiz and Hodeida. They didn’t agree on the terms of giving up control to an exiled government.

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