Four-fifths of Yemen's children are in need of humanitarian help and the health care system is on the verge of collapse. According to a UNICEF report, more than 2.2 million children are malnourished.
UNICEF has called for billions in donations in its biggest appeal to date. The Non-Profit-Organization urgently needs funds as the number of children affected by conflicts and natural disasters rises.
Children were not adequately protected from conflicts in 2018, according to UNICEF. The children's fund said thousands of boys and girls were directly victims of war violence this year.
The United Nations is calling for more donations to help the desperate population of Yemen at a special conference in Geneva. However, lack of funds isn't the only difficulty faced by aid workers in the country.
Yemen's warring parties have begun talks aboard a boat in the Red Sea as part of a UN-led push to implement a cease-fire deal. A planned troop withdrawal from the key port city of Hodeida has stalled.
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