Ismail Wald Sheik Ahmed, resident representative of the United Nations, said at a meeting Sunday with Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basendwa the fund was established to help an estimated 10 million Yemen residents facing hunger, al-Masdar Online reported.
Yemen's population is about 25 million.
U.N. officials earlier this month estimated 967,000 Yemeni children under age 5 are suffering from severe malnutrition, with 267,000 at risk of dying.
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