(RNN) – The director of UNICEF is asking for attention and aid in Yemen, amid a humanitarian crisis that continues to deteriorate and acutely impact children.
The organization’s director, Henrietta H. Fore, reports that 400,000 Yemeni children are severely malnourished, and a child dies in the country every 10 minutes from preventable disease.
Fore wrote of her visits to hospitals in the country, describing seeing “mothers hold frail, acutely malnourished babies while psychosocial workers offer counseling to terrified children” and “newborn babies in incubators (struggling) for every breath.”
In Yemen, one child dies every 10 minutes from a preventable disease.
Fore wrote she urged leaders “to prioritize peace and the collapsing health, education and water and sanitation systems.”