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UN humanitarian coordinator: Famine threatens 95 districts in Yemen

The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jimmy McGoldrick, revealed that 95 districts in Yemen are threatened with famine.

 

 

The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jimmy McGoldrick, revealed that 95 districts in Yemen are threatened with famine.

The UN official expressed thanks and appreciation for the efforts and positive contributions made by the concerned agencies, which contributes to the response to the cholera epidemic and to confront the worsening food and health needs in 95 districts threatened by famine, the Yemeni official news agency of Yemenpress reported during a meeting in Sana’a with the head of the Supreme Political Council. 

The United Nations, Humanitarian Program in Yemen was surprised by the rapid spread of the epidemic in 21 provinces and the breakdown of the health system and its inability to cope with crises that were outside the plans and estimates of the United Nations. 

McGoldrick pointed to the difficulties facing the United Nations in mobilizing resources for the humanitarian response in Yemen and the inability to deliver human suffering through the international media.

 

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