‘Half of Yemenis on the brink of famine’ UN says
The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes, PressTV reported.
In a report issued on Wednesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that 60 percent of Yemenis, or 17 million people, were in “crisis” or “emergency” food situations, the report continued.
“If humanitarian actors do not access all the people in need by the coming months, the situation may deteriorate dramatically,” the report said.
The report said that the Red Sea provinces of Ta’izz and Hudaydah “have the highest rates of global acute malnutrition in the country, ranging from 17 percent in Ta’izz city to 25 percent in Hudaydah.”
The other worst-affected Yemeni provinces are Lahij, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah and Shabwah.