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War-Torn Yemen At Risk Of Famine, U.N. Official Says

Reuters: INTERVIEW — Yemen edging nearer famine as war, ‘shredded economy’ take toll — U.N. official
“Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top U.N. aid official in the country told Reuters. ‘Throughout the whole of this country kids are dying,’ said Jamie McGoldrick, U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen…” (Miles, 12/16).

Reuters: Exclusive: Yemen traders halt new wheat imports as famine approaches
“Yemen’s biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports due to a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition. Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement has left more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people ‘food insecure,’ with seven million of them enduring hunger, according to the United Nations…” (Saul/El Dahan, 12/16).

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