The lives of “millions of people” are at risk due to a lack of funds, which has forced the suspension or drastic curtailment of humanitarian aid programs in Yemen, warned the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country, Lise, on Wednesday. Large.
Of the 38 major UN programs in the country that have been embroiled in a conflict that has caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since March 2015, twelve had to be closed or scaled back, and between August and September another 20 could follow the same luck. Currently 80 percent of the population, around 24 million people, need humanitarian aid in the country.
In his message on World Humanitarian Aid Day, Grande complained that in the case of Yemen it was not a “day of celebration”. “We have a moral obligation to make the world aware that millions of Yemenis may suffer and die because we do not have the resources we need to continue doing business,” he said.
As of late 2018, humanitarian agencies have reached the milestone of assisting 14 million people each month, an unprecedented number that has “real impact,” Grande said. “Humanitarian workers prevented a major famine, put an end to the worst cholera epidemic in modern history, and offered help to millions of displaced people,” he said.