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    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)
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    The world seems to have forgotten about the Yemeni humanitarian crisis, as the funding of global aid agencies is extraordinarily low, a UN senior official said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Since 2014, Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the opposition Houthi fighters, supported by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A Saudi-led coalition has conducted numerous airstrikes against the Houthis on Hadi's request since March 2015.

    The civilians and civilian infrastructure has been repeatedly affected by the Saudi strikes. The instability in the county forced some three million Yemenis to flee their homes, and left some 18 million people in need of certain humanitarian assistance. Over 7,200 people have been killed, according to UN estimates.

    "The humanity doesn't work anymore here. The world has turned a blind eye to what's happening in Yemen… Right now we are so under-resourced for this crisis, it's extraordinary," UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick told The BBC on Tuesday.

    The people in Yemen are hardly able to subsist, and the families are unable to feed their children, many of whom are sick, the UN official said. He also recalled the poor conditions in which the people were living there.

    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)


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