UN: Yemen is bleeding and its cities collapsing


A malnourished child lies in a bed at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen, 19 October 2015. According to the UN Children Fund (UNICEF), over 500,000 children under the age of five are at risk of severe acute malnutrition in Yemen, compared with 160,000 malnourished children monitored in last March when fighting erupted in the war-torn Yemen.

UN special envoy in Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, urged all parties to the conflict to return to the negotiating table

Yemen is “bleeding and its cities collapsing,” said UN Special Envoy in the country Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to the UN Security Council on October 23.  Ould Cheikh Ahmed added that peace talks are the only way to restore the hope of Yemeni people “after all the suffering…crisis they have been victims of.”

In his briefing to the Council, the UN official said the ongoing fighting in Yemen has levied a heavy toll on Yemen’s civilian population, which has been left with no access to even the basi...

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