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UN urges world community to immediately help people of Yemen
October 15, 2021

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United Nations has urged the world community to immediately help the people of Yemen and warned that country's economy is collapsing and humanitarian crisis is worsening as conflict is growing more violent.

In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General Ramesh Rajasingham said more than 20 million Yemenis, two-thirds of the population, need humanitarian assistance but aid agencies are starting to run out of money.

He said aid agencies are now helping nearly 13 million people across the country.

Meanwhile, tribal leaders and Yemeni officials said that fighting over Marib in the last 24 hours killed at least 140 fighters on both sides.