Archive for November 30th, 2011

30/11/2011

Millions of Yemenis Facing Severe Humanitarian Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

Geneva – Millions of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, chronic deprivation, malnutrition and violence, the UN reports.

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The UN warned on Nov. 29 that the situation is likely to deteriorate over the next year despite the recent accord to restore peace and stability. We are seeing chronic deprivation made worse by continuing violence, with some of the world’s highest malnutrition rates, a breakdown of essential services and a looming health crisis,” Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg said after a four-day visit.

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