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24 April 2017

Race Against Time to Save Millions of Lives in Yemen (For the Media)

Yemen is on the brink of famine with over 17 million people – two-thirds of the country’s population – food insecure. Over 6.8 million people are severely food insecure, do not know where their next meal is coming from, and cannot survive without external food assistance. WFP is scaling up its emergency operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to nine million people who urgently need support in one of the world’s worst hunger crises. It is a race against time. WFP calls for immediate funds and unimpeded access to reach those most in need. WFP requires nearly US$363 million from April to September to provide vital assistance in Yemen and urges the international community to help avert famine by providing sufficient resources.

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