Yemen unrest likely to worsen shortage of food --UN

Published on 24 October 2011

Yemen is at risk of falling into a deeper humanitarian crisis akin to Somalia's descent as political unrest has made it more difficult for many struggling Yemenis to afford food, United Nations officials said on Monday. (..) Like other Gulf Arab nations, Yemen relays heavily on food imports as only 2.5 percent of land is arable, said Lubna Alaman, country director for the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen.

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