The UN has launched an appeal to raise $4.2 billion to help the crisis in Yemen. It is the UN's largest ever . It comes after Yemen has been ravaged by years of war and is near . The UN needs the money to help 19 million people in the war-torn . Nearly a of a million Yemenis are suffering from malnutrition and are close to . Around 80 per cent of Yemenis need humanitarian help and . A UN spokesperson said the of people in Yemen has reached a scale not seen in living .
The UN has got access to food stored at warehouses in the of Hudaydah. There is enough food there for around 3.7 million people for a month. The port has been because of fighting. The UN worried about the food being at of rotting. It said government and Houthi rebels could withdraw from the city . The UN added: "It has really been a year for millions...in Yemen, who are literally balancing on the edge of famine and starvation. They need amounts of aid, water, sanitation, and for their children."