World News Latest Update: To avoid mass starvation in Yemen, the UN is seeking more than $4 billion.1 min read
At a pledge ceremony for Yemen’s war-torn country, the United Nations is asking about $4.3 billion. According to United Nations agencies, more than 17 million people require food aid, with the number rising to 19 million in the second half of the year. “We cannot drop the ball on other problems like Yemen,” a Swedish official said. According to the United Nations, 2.2 million children are severely malnourished across the country. The epidemic, the Afghanistan situation, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have all put a burden on aid. Without significant additional financing, the World Food Programme warned on Monday that catastrophic hunger and catastrophe will occur. In 2020, the United Nations will get little over half of the $3.4 billion it needs, compared to $2.3 billion last year.