The Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday that every 10 minutes one child in Yemen dies due to starvation and disease.

Iran PressAmerica: Henrietta Fore also mentioned at the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen that 21 million people in Yemen, including 11.3 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance.

More than 400,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care, according to the UN children’s agency UNICEF.

New figures indicate that hunger among children has reached an “all-time high”, with at least 462,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition – a drastic increase of about 200 percent since 2014.

Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, described the humanitarian situation in the country as catastrophic.

Saudi Arabia, with the support of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and several other countries, invaded Yemen in March 2015. The outbreak of war by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen has so far killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of Yemenis.

The Saudi military aggression has also left the impoverished country of Yemen severely short of food and medicine.

The Saudi regime and its allies have so far failed to achieve their goals in the war against Yemenis. 219