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Ahmadiya Juaidi, 13, drinks a supplemental nutrition shake at malnutrition treatment ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

16 million Yemenis going hungry, 5 million on the brink of famine: UN aid chief

Reuters | , New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:08 PM IST
United Nations hopes to raise some $3.85 billion at a virtual pledging event to avert what Lowcock says would be a large-scale "man-made" famine, the worst the world will have seen for decades.
Mark Lowcock said probably two-thirds of the USD 90 billion could come from international financial institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.(Reuters file photo)
Mark Lowcock said probably two-thirds of the USD 90 billion could come from international financial institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.(Reuters file photo)

USD 90 billion could protect 700 million poor in Covid-19 pandemic: UN

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Mark Lowcock, UN humanitarian chief, said about 700 million people — 10 per cent of the world’s population — are most vulnerable and concentrated in about 30 to 40 countries which already receive humanitarian assistance.
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