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International: Yemen – Children at risk

March 2018

Thousands of Yemeni children have been killed or injured in the conflict with Saudi Arabia, children’s agency UNICEF has warned. According to aid organisations, war-torn, wracked by famine and disease, Yemen is enduring what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

In a recent UNICEF report, it said a further 400,000 children are severely malnourished and fighting for their lives. Three million children have been born into the war and are ‘scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services’.

All in all, more than 11 million children, that is ‘nearly every child in Yemen’, is in need of humanitarian assistance, said the report. Moreover, at least 2,200 people have died of cholera since April 2017.

Barnabas Fund has teamed with local believers to help provide aid and assistance in the form of food parcels to those in desperate needs. According to the Fund, ‘In the midst of this catastrophe and conflict, Christians are present with the love of Christ, providing food, water and medicines’.

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