Jul 27, 2019 07:00 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 05, 2020 14:51 Asia/Tehran]
  • 6 children die every hour from starvation in Yemen
    6 children die every hour from starvation in Yemen

Yemen's Health Ministry announced that every 10 minutes a Yemeni child dies because of starvation and malnutrition.


Iran Press/Middle East: Yemen's Health Ministry presented on Friday shocking figures about the catastrophe brought about by the Saudi-led coalition attacks on the impoverished country.

Based on a report of the Yemeni health ministry the attacks have maimed more than a 100000 Yemeni civilians, Iran Press reported citing al-Mayadeen TV channel.

Since the beginning of the Saudi regime's aggression against Yemen, over 1.9 million people have been infected by cholera, of whom 3,700 have already died with 40 percent of the deaths being children.

According to the report by Yemen's Health Ministry, the Saudi-led coalition attacks and total blockade on the county have caused 2.3 million children under 5 years old to suffer from malnutrition such that every 10-minutes a Yemeni child dies.

On the other hand, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in a recent report on the condition of the world's food security in 2019 announced Yemen as the least food secure country in the world.

Based on the report of FAO the level of starvation in Yemen has reached an alarming 38.9 percent from 2016 to 2018, whereas the level of starvation between 2004 to 2006 was 30.1 percent.

UN experts say Yemen is currently the world's greatest humanitarian crisis; 75 percent (22 million) of Yemenis are in need of urgent humanitarian aid, and 8.4 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal will come from.

The Yemeni people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for more than four years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its allies have carried out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. 101/211/215

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