YEMEN Press Agency

OCHA: Yemen needs more aid than Syria in 2019

SANAA, Dec. 7 (YPA) – The United Nations said that Yemen will exceed Syria in terms of the need for humanitarian assistance for the first time in 201.

A report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said on Thursday that the international organization needs more than 4 billion dollars to provide basic aid to Yemen in 2019, compared to 3.5 billion to Syria.

The report added that the situation in Yemen has deteriorated significantly, and is growing rapidly. It pointed out that most of the population face a deficit in food supplies .

The report pointed out that more than one-third of the country’s 24 million people are suffering from extreme poverty.