Approx 2.4 Million Children Below the Age of 5 are facing Hunger and Malnutrition in Yemen

Approx 2.4 Million Children Below the Age of 5 are facing Hunger and Malnutrition in Yemen

Around 2.4 million children below the age of 5 in Yemen were facing hunger and malnutrition due to a shortage of humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Unicef. The global pandemic has further added to a shortage of humanitarian aid in the war-torn nation that is has been struggling with a widespread shortage of essential services, medicines, etc since the beginning of the civil war back in 2015.

UNICEF has further stated that within the next 5-6 months, 30,000 children below the age of 5 could suffer from life-threatening acute malnutrition.  

According to the report, around 9.58 million Yemeni children do not have sufficient access to safe water, sanitation, or hygiene, factors that are "stoking the spread of COVID-19" in the country.