Hunger in Yemen: Disaster approaching

Published on 20 April 2012

Even before 2011, when an uprising unseated Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s ruler of 33 years, and fighting between military and tribal factions threatened to tear the country apart, life was hard for Yemen’s poor. (..) In March, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) reported that levels of food insecurity in Yemen had doubled since 2009. (..) The big aid agencies are gearing up for an appeal, but fear it will be hard to raise money until there is evidence that people are starving to death.

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