Oxfam, U.N. Relief Official Express Concern Over Food Security, Access To Health Care In Yemen
The Guardian: 13 million people in Yemen struggling to find enough to eat, Oxfam says
“Since March, nearly 25,000 people a day have slipped into hunger in Yemen, and every second person — or nearly 13 million people — is now struggling to find enough to eat, according to Oxfam. Conflict, air strikes, and a naval blockade have killed thousands in the country, and reduced people to begging and polishing shoes in rubble-filled cities where water, food, and medicines are scarce and disease is a growing threat, aid workers say…” (Chonghaile, 7/28).
U.N. News Centre: Top U.N. relief official in Yemen warns of conflict’s ‘catastrophic’ consequences; urges humanitarian access
“Witnessing first-hand the ‘shocking’ devastation in Yemen’s main port city of Aden, the top United Nations relief official in the country [Monday] declared that the humanitarian consequences of the conflict are ‘catastrophic,’ making an urgent plea for safe, unhindered access for aid workers and a major scale-up of funding…” (7/27).