Category: famine

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Higher than 8 million ‘a step away’ from famine in Yemen

A senior UN official has called for parties involved in the war in Yemen to allow “sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access” for the millions of Yemenis facing famine and battling disease. “The lives of millions of people, including 8.4 million Yemenis who are a step away from famine, hinge on our ability to continue our operations…

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Wheat lend a hand arrives in blockaded Yemen amid famine fears

About 25,000 tonnes of wheat will be offloaded on Monday for starving people in Yemen, the first food aid allowed into the country facing mass famine after a three-week blockade by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition. A spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP), Abeer Etefa, said the shipment landed on Sunday at the Houthi…