Yemen’s supply of wheat stocks will run out within three months as the war-afflicted country could face similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.
Reuters reported that this is based on the assessment of Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian Coordinator in the country.
“Overall, the plight of children remains grim, with a child under the age of five dying every 10 minutes of preventable causes,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s humanitarian chief, in a statement to the Security Council.
“Since the hostilities began in March 2015, more than 1,400 children have been killed and over 2,140 injured.”
According to reports, starvations is deepening in Yemen, the Arab peninsula’s poorest country.
Nearly two-thirds of the population are in dire need of aid as Saudi-led Arab coalition repeatedly pounds areas inside Yemen.
UN estimates it needs around $2 billion this year to deal with the world’s largest food security emergency.
Riyadh has been under severe criticism over the sheer size of the casualties from the war it has launched against Yemeni people, in support of Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned and fled to Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi war on Yemen has reportedly killed more than 11,400 Yemeni people.
Several ceasefires brokered by the UN have failed to hold due to Riyadh’s incessant attacks on Yemen.