FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
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Yemen crisis, calling it 'peanuts'The U.N. urgently needs $350 million for humanitarian projects in Yemen, a senior official said Sunday, insisting it was mere "peanuts" compared with the cost of the country's war.Geert Cappelaere, Middle East and North Africa director at the U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF, made the comments in Amman, Jordan, after a visit to Yemen. The country now suffers the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22.2 million people in need of assistance.The UNICEF regional head said "none of the parties, or those who have influence over the fighting parties, have for a single second ... shown the slightest respect for the protection of children". He also called for the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen to be unimpeded.
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