If the children in Yemen are not killed by bombs and bullets, they will be killed by a lack of food

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

Mohammed Waseem

If the children in Yemen are not killed by bombs and bullets, they will be killed by a lack of food

Community members tell me our emergency food rations are a life-saver, but what happens when they run out?

Sami Jassar/Islamic Relief

The situation in Yemen has escalated to such a point that we need a total rethink of how we distribute aid in the country. There are many people in desperate need but it’s dangerous for aid workers to deliver support and it’s dangerous for people to go in search of that support. We have to distribute food as quickly as possible in a way that minimises risk to all concerned.

Yemen hit a new low earlier this month when displaced people sheltering in the al-Mazraq camp in the north of the country were hit by air strikes. More than…

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