Hanging on by a thread, UN chief requests funding to meet staggering humanitarian crisis

Four people out of every five, 24 million people in all, need lifesaving aid in what remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, said UN Secretary General António Guterres. Two million Yemeni children are suffering from acute malnutrition, which could stunt their growth and affect them throughout their lives. Moreover, since the start of the year, some 80,000 more people were forced from their homes, bringing the total displaced to almost four million; cholera continues to threaten lives with 110,000 people contracting it so far this year; and recent floods have raised the risk of malaria and dengue fever. Fighting intensified across Yemen in 2015 between a Saudi led coalition backing the internationally-recognized Government, based in the south, and the Houthi armed movemen Read More