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Increasing Conflict In Yemen Threatening Food Security Of Millions, FAO Says

Reuters: Yemen war puts 2015 crop at risk, food security worsening — FAO
“Conflict in Yemen is disrupting the crop planting season and threatens to create food shortages, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday. The FAO has been working since 2014 to support Yemeni farmers but it says only $4 million of the required $12 million have been made available for its livelihood programs…” (El Dahan, 4/15).

U.N. News Centre: Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amid escalating conflict, U.N. agency warns
“…According to the agency’s latest assessment, increasing conflict in nearly all major towns across the country is disrupting markets and trade, driving up local food prices, and hampering agricultural production, including land preparation and planting for the 2015 harvests…” (4/15).

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