Mothers Fight for Children’s Lives, Hunger in Yemen

by Susan Shand

Photo: Umm Mizrah, a 25-year-old Yemeni woman, holds her son Mizrah on a scale in Al-Sadaqa Hospital in the southern Yemen city of Aden in this Feb. 13, 2018 photo. [Nariman El-Mofty/AP]

The United Nations says 2.9 million women and children in Yemen are acutely malnourished. Nearly one third of Yemen’s population, or 8.4 million people, are fed with food aid or else they would go hungry. That number has grown by 25 percent over the past year. Aid agencies say that parts of Yemen could soon start to see widespread death from famine. More and more people need aid that is already failing to reach people.