Yemen Gets Help – level 2

11-12-2017 07:00

Weeks of air, land and sea blockades have affected Yemen, which is in a civil war. Now people are at risk of losing access to clean water as the country runs out of fuel. The United Nations was helping with the fuel supply, but it cannot help much because of the war.

People say that almost 16 million people do not have clean water; they also say that unclean water will make the cholera outbreak even worse.

Recently, humanitarian aid shipments came to help Yemen. People hope that this will help stop the spread of disease.

Difficult words: blockade (when a military stops a country from getting supplies), cholera outbreak (when many people have cholera, a sickness from infected water), humanitarian aid (when people send supplies to help other people).

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