U.N. Agencies Urge Action To Prevent Widespread Famine In Yemen

AP: U.N. food chief: Yemen faces ‘looming famine,’ needs millions
“The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme sounded an alarm Wednesday that war-torn Yemen faces ‘looming famine’ and urged nations to provide hundreds of millions of dollars immediately, saying it will mean ‘the difference between life and death of millions of Yemenis’…” (Lederer, 11/11).

U.N. News: U.N. envoy urges Yemen’s warring parties to place ‘a firm bet on peace’, as famine threat continues
“…U.N. humanitarian relief coordinator Mark Lowcock said Yemen’s most urgent task, was ‘to prevent widespread famine.’… Mr. Lowcock said that full access to Hudaydah and other ports, where the majority of exported food and aid is received, together with a lasting ceasefire, are needed to reverse ‘the slide towards famine.’ He updated that only 45 percent of funding requirements had been secured in 2020 with grave implications for food and health services access…” (11/11).

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