İlknur Şebnem Öztemel - TDO- United Nations called its creditors to provide $2,1 billion cost food and other life-saving products to 12 million people in Yemen who are under threat of famine after two years of war.
Jamie McGoldrick, U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, said "The situation in Yemen is catastrophic and rapidly deteriorating". He added "Nearly 3,3 million people, including 2,1 million children, are acutely malnourished."
Also, UN officials stated that, nearly 19 million Yemenis, more than two-thirds of the population, need assistance and protection.
Moreover, the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates about 63,000 Yemeni children died last year because of preventable causes, mostly malnutrition.
Yemen has been divided by nearly two years of civil war between Iran-allied Houthi groups and a Saudi Arabia led Sunni Arab coalition. Saudi Arabia was entered Yemen's civil war in March 2015 to reinstate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after he was forced to resign by Houthis allied with groups loyal to Iran and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It has been indicated that about 10,000 people were killed in long standing violence. By the way, USA sent a navy destroyer USS Cole to patrol Yemen's coast to protect waterways from Houthis. This move led rising tension between Tehran and Washington.