We welcome the fourth report of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts (GEE) on Yemen and strongly support its recommendations.
The situation in Yemen – already the world’s largest humanitarian crisis – continues to deteriorate amid a funding crisis that is impeding scale-up of life-saving aid to avert famine. Having endured more than six years of armed conflict and related violence alongside an economic blockade, the people of Yemen are again facing the spectre of heightened food insecurity and potentially the world’s largest famine in over 40 years. Latest analysis shows that, in 2021, 20.7 million people, two out of every three Yemenis, need some form of humanitarian and protection assistance.
Cases of acute malnutrition among children under five are the greatest ever recorded and this humanitarian crisis is strongly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, for which no official data are available, but is devastating civilian population, including children, while the authorities take no measures.
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