The United Nations has launched an to raise a $4.2 billion in aid to help alleviate the humanitarian in Yemen. It is the largest appeal made by the UN. It comes after the country has been ravaged by years of war and is on the of famine. The UN said it needs the money to help over 19 million people in the war-torn . It estimates that nearly a quarter of a million Yemenis are suffering from and are close to dying from starvation. The UN said that around 80 per cent of the population needed urgent humanitarian and protection. A UN spokesperson said the suffering of the people in Yemen has reached a not seen in living .
The UN announced it had finally gained to food stored at warehouses in the Red Sea city of Hudaydah. There is enough food stored there to feed around 3.7 million people for a month. The port has been for the past six months because of heavy in the area. The UN was worried because the food was at of rotting. The UN said government forces and Houthi could start to withdraw from around the city . It added: "It has really been a year for millions and millions of people in Yemen, who are literally balancing on the of famine and starvation. They need massive amounts of aid, water, sanitation, and for their children."