“Mass starvation” in Yemen likely without $US2.1 billion in aid

"Mass starvation" for millions across Yemen is likely without a massive emergency aid package totalling US$2.1 billion, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country.

Speaking on the day that the UN emergency relief agency OCHA and partners launched their biggest ever aid appeal for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick said nearly 19 million people were in need of humanitarian help.

"People are having to make life and death decisions," he said.

Reem Abaza asked Mr McGoldrick where the money was most needed.

Source: United Nations Radio