Protests in Food-Insecure Yemen

Published on 21 February 2011

We have seen the news flooding in about protests against the President of Yemen. Whether this turns out to be another Egypt is anyone's guess, but it's past time to pay attention to Yemen. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says, "acute malnutrition in children and women appears to be concentrated in five governorates: Al-Hodieda, Dhamar, Hajja, Ibb and Taiz together have 61.5 percent of all acutely malnourished children below the age of 5 and 57.7 percent of all acutely malnourished women between 15 and 49 years."

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