As Hunger Crisis In Yemen Intensifies, U.K., Other Donors Must Act, WFP Head Says In Opinion Piece
The Guardian: A Nobel prize for feeding the world can’t erase the shame of Yemen’s starving children
David Beasley, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme
“…We are losing the battle against hunger as never before. And we are losing it most in Yemen. Last week WFP and its partners UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization issued yet another appeal for Yemen as the crisis intensifies again. … Hunger in Yemen is complex — fighting still rages and donor confidence is ebbing, while food prices are up 140%. … Millions are food insecure and famine-like conditions have begun to appear. It is, simply put, a country in chaos. But we have brought Yemen back from the brink before. As the next chair for the G7, the U.K. can help gain desperately needed donor attention. … We cannot let hunger simply fade into the background in the age of Covid-19. … What is happening in Yemen now is a shame. We all share that shame and we need to end it together” (12/10).
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