Rising prices in Yemen due to Ukraine crisis challenge aid efforts, UN says

United Nations, June 23 (SocialNews.XYZ) Higher prices due to the conflict in Ukraine are contributing to unrest and insecurity in Yemen, challenging poorly funded aid efforts, UN humanitarians have said.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that aid agencies remained concerned about the sharp deterioration of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen in the coming months due to economic problems, including a weaker currency. low and higher prices due to the Ukrainian crisis. , reported the Xinhua news agency.


“Unrest and insecurity are already growing in some areas due to longstanding frustrations over currency depreciation, rising commodity prices, lack of services and jobs, dwindling aid and other issues,” the office added.

“We urge all donors to immediately increase their contributions to the Yemen response plan to avoid further deterioration.”

The UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen for 2022 is only 26% funded, he said.

OCHA said hunger is at its highest level since the conflict escalated two years ago, with more than 19 million starving people, including more than 160,000, who face catastrophic conditions on the edge of the sea. famine.

The office added that more than 8 million women and children in Yemen need nutritional assistance, including 538,000 severely malnourished children.

The UN Children’s Fund said it may have to stop treatment for more than 50,000 severely malnourished children who were at a much higher risk of death. The World Food Program has suspended nutritional assistance for 3 million children and mothers suffering from moderate malnutrition.

Of the more than 4 million internally displaced people, families are four times more likely to experience food insecurity than the general population. The UN Refugee Agency said that by July it would cut cash assistance, shelter and essential relief items for 150,000 displaced people in 18 governorates.

Source: IANS

Rising prices in Yemen due to Ukraine crisis challenge aid efforts, UN says

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