The ongoing military conflict in Yemen threatens to cause the largest scale in the modern world of hunger, said emergency relief coordinator, the UN, Stephen O’brien, transmits Bi-bi-si.

Speaking at a meeting of the Security Council, he stressed that about 10 million people in Yemen lack food, many of them are on the verge of starvation. The UN official said that among the 2.2 million needy children.

“The humanitarian situation in Yemen is deteriorating. There has been an escalation of armed conflict. The country is conducting daily aerial bombing and armed clashes. Last week we received reports of 365 incidents,” said O’brien.

August 2014 in Yemen does not stop the confrontation between the authorities, supported by Saudi Arabia, and Shiite rebels (Huthis).

According to Stephen O’brien, the conflict in Yemen have been killed by 7469 people. More than 40 thousand were injured.

UN urges the parties to the ceasefire to deliver humanitarian aid.

UN: Over the inhabitants of Yemen under threat of starvation 27.01.2017

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