Around 20M Yemenis Facing Food Insecurity, Many Risk Famine In World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Report Says

Agence France-Presse: Around 20 million Yemenis food insecure due to ongoing conflict
“Around 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, U.N. agencies said on Saturday, adding the conflict ravaging the impoverished country was the key driver behind rising hunger levels. ‘As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,’ a joint statement by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the children’s fund UNICEF, and the World Food Programme (WFP) said…” (12/8).

Reuters: Yemen food survey finds majority in ‘dire’ crisis, famine a danger
“Yemen’s war and the ensuing economic collapse has left 15.9 million people, 53 percent of the population, facing ‘severe acute food insecurity’ and famine was a danger if immediate action was not taken, a survey said on Saturday. The report was released as the United Nations brought Yemen’s warring sides together for the first peace talks in two years. Humanitarian groups say peace is the only way of ending the world’s largest humanitarian crisis…” (Miles, 12/8).

Additional coverage of the report and Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is available from CBS News, UPI, and VOA News.

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