Parents forced to watch their children starve to death amid Saudi war
A three-year war imposed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen that has left millions of people on the edge of famine.
Thursday, 03 May 2018 16:39
Mothers who go through hunger save their food for their children are often the only defence against the hunger that has killed thousands. They go without meals, they sleep to escape the gnawing in their stomachs. They hide bony faces and emaciated bodies in voluminous black abaya robes and veils.
Nearly a third of Yemen’s population – 8.4 million of its 29 million people – rely completely on food aid or else they would starve. That number grew by a quarter over the past year.
Aid agencies warn that parts of Yemen could soon start to see widespread death from famine. More and more people are reliant on aid that is already failing to reach people.