Yemen: Food Insecurity Deepens

Millions are at risk of food insecurity amid escalating war in Yemen, a country that already suffered from entrenched poverty before the fighting intensified this past spring.

The Numbers:

  • Some 10.6 million are “extremely food insecure” and millions more are at risk
  • 4.8 million face emergency conditions—suffering from severe lack of food access, very high malnutrition, and irreversible destruction of livelihoods
  • Around 16 million—more than half of the population—need some form of humanitarian aid and lack access to safe water.
  • About 850,000 children are acutely malnourished.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for $8 million in funding to support beleaguered farmers in the country.
UN News Centre

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