Yemen: 5 million children at risk of starvation, Save the Children warns

Over five million children are now facing starvation in Yemen as the ongoing conflict causes food and fuel prices to soar across the war-torn country, Save the Children has warned.

Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt said the “nutrition crisis… has serious implications” for the country’s young. “Millions of children don’t know when or if their next meal will come. In one hospital I visited in north Yemen, the babies were too weak to cry, their bodies exhausted by hunger. This could be any hospital in Yemen,” Thorning-Schmidt said.

But Germany has approved the delivery of military equipment to Saudi Arabia despite a commitment not to export arms to countries fighting in the war in Yemen.