Yemen Peace Talks Begin; U.N. Agencies Issue Warnings On Child Malnutrition
NPR: Yemen Peace Talks Begin In Sweden, As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens
“For the first time in more than two years the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels are holding peace talks, with half of Yemen’s population facing starvation as a result of the civil war. … The civil war in Yemen, which began more than three years ago, has been devastating, with millions of people facing famine. Millions have also been displaced, and thousands of civilians have been killed. Yemen is home to the world’s worst cholera outbreak, and hunger is a growing problem. The U.N. estimates that a child under five dies in Yemen every 10 minutes. … On Wednesday, UNICEF issued a grim update on the fate of children in Yemen…” (Domonoske, 12/6).