Millions Across Africa and Yemen Face Death by Starvation

Humanitarian Aid Crisis – Africa and Yemen

Yemen Humanitarian Aid Crisis
In Yemen, cholera is ravaging the population at an alarming rate. The situation is caused largely by attacks on vital infrastructure, leading to diminished access to clean water, food, medical care and work. | Image courtesy: (Abdul-Rahman Hwais/EPA)

The situation in Yemen is being described as the “largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” with a total of 20.7 million people in that country alone — 10.3 million of which are children — in desperate need of help, according to figures from Save the Children.

The Global Emergency Response Coalition, which includes World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, Oxfam, and Mercy Corps, say the situation is critical and people need help now.

“We know that when the funding is available to help, we save lives,” said Margaret Schuler, senior vice president of international programs for World Vision.

“When we wait to respond until a famine is declared, it is simply too late. To save lives, we need more than compassion. We need Americans to see those in need and not turn away.”

According to the U.N., in Yemen alone, a child under the age of five dies from preventable causes every 10 minutes, and 7 million people are on the verge of famine. In Somalia and Nigeria, another 7 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  Read full story…


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