More than 50,000 Children Expected to Die in Yemen





The Independent has published a report on the situation of children in Yemen because of the coalition entitled, more than 50,000 children expected to die of starvation and disease by end of year.


More than 50,000 children in Yemen are expected to die by the end of the year as a result of disease and starvation caused by the stalemated war in the country, Save the Children has warned.


Seven million people are on the brink of famine in the country, which is in the grips of the largest cholera outbreak in modern history.


An estimated 130 Yemeni children are dying every day and an estimated 400,000 children will need treatment for acute malnutrition this year, the charity said.


The charity has warned the death toll as a result of starvation and disease could be even higher, as the calculations were made before Saudi Arabia tightened a blockade on rebel-held parts of the country in response to a missile fired from rebel territory towards Riyadh international airport this month.


The blockade has closed the major entry ports of Hodeidah and Saleef, as well as the airport in the capital Sanaa, which has severely hindered the access of food and aid.


It is worth mentioning that these reports do not change the miserable reality in Yemen and the suffering continues in the light of the international silence.