UNICEF Official Calls Yemen A Living Hell For Children

by Jane Arraf

Photo: Children sit in front of a tub of moldy bread in their shelter in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen, last month. The U.N. has estimated that up to 14 million Yemenis — about half the country’s population — will suffer severe food shortages in the next few months. [Hani Mohammed/AP]

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is worsening, with millions of children at risk of starvation and fighting intensifying despite international pressure for a cease-fire in the country’s civil war, according to a senior United Nations official who last week visited the rebel-held port of Hodeidah

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