U.N. To Declare Famine In Yemen, According To Diplomatic Sources

Foreign Policy: U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen
“The World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization have officially determined that 73,000 Yemeni civilians in rebel-controlled cities are enduring famine conditions, according to two diplomatic sources. The figures, which appear in a report to be released Thursday, highlight the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions brought about by a four-year-old conflict that has pitted a U.S.-backed Saudi coalition against a Shiite insurgency led by Houthi separatists who receive some support from Iran…” (Gramer/Lynch, 12/5).