YEMEN Press Agency

UNICEF: Almost every Yemeni child needs help

SANAA, Oct. 9 (YPA) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said that almost every Yemeni child is in need of international help.

According to the UNICEF, “nearly every child in the country [Yemen] requires assistance amid a serious threat of famine and reoccurring outbreaks of diseases including diphtheria, cholera and acute watery diarrhoea.”

UNICEF indicated that it had resumed the third cycle of cash assistance across Yemen.

“Nearly 1.5 million of the poorest families in Yemen – an estimated 9 million people – will benefit from emergency cash transfers with generous funding from the World Bank, ” UNICEF added.