(UNICEF) – The death toll continues to climb in Yemen, as scores of children are lost to starvation or disease with each passing day. And now a recent decision by the Saudi-led military coalition to close all borders in response to a rebel missile strike threatens to stall critical relief operations. UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom and World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley issued a joint statement on Nov. 16 calling for the immediate reopening of all air, land and sea ports to allow medicine, food, fuel and other supplies to get through.