Yemen has had more than 10,000 people die in its civil war going on since March 2015. However even greater threats face this ailing war stricken nation. It’s believed that over 7 million Yemenis are facing starvation. The UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien describes it as such “Yemen is one step away from famine,”.
This is certainly no exaggeration as around 80% of Yemen requires humanitarian assistance and 19 out of 22 govern orates have reached crisis levels due to lack of food. George Khoury, the director of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, describes it as one of the most pressing issues in an already war torn country “While the conduct of hostility is one factor for deaths and killing, the major factor is not war in Yemen. People are dying silently every day because of malnutrition.”
However food is not the only critical…
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