UNICEF USA has started a relief fund to help the suffering children of Yemen. You can donate to the fund here.
Children are suffering the effects of malnutrition and displacement after a year of political instability, as well as fighting between the government and militant groups. Some families are even living in caves after fleeing violence.
The latest UNICEF report showed that “58,338 severely acute malnourished children were treated… in the past 11 months.”
However, countrywide it is estimated that 4 million children suffer from severe malnutrition. Many more resources such as plumpy’nut are needed for UNICEF to treat these children.
Read more about UNICEF’s response to the crisis in Yemen in my interview with director Geert Cappelaere.
first published at Global Hunger Examiner.