WFP directly blames Saudi Arabia for Yemeni humanitarian crisis

 

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has directly blamed Saudi Arabia for a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which has been the target of a Saudi-led war for two years and a half.

“Saudi Arabia should fund 100 percent of the needs of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen,” said the WFP’s Executive Director David Beasley. “Either stop the war or fund the crisis. Option three is, do both of them.”

More than 12,000 people have died since March 2015, when Saudi Arabia and a number of its vassal states invaded Yemen — which was already the Arab world’s most impoverished nation. The Saudi-led coalition has imposed an all-out blockade over Yemen.

The UN has accused the coalition of denying entry to vessels bound for the key Red Sea port of al-Hudaidah, through which around 80 percent of Yemen’s food imports used to arrive.

 

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