Yemen ‘one of worst hunger crises in the world,’ UN-supported study finds

 

 

An estimated 17 million people in Yemen are hungry, according to analysis released today by the United Nations and humanitarian partners, up more than 20 per cent in the past nine months.

These numbers represent an increase of 21 per cent since June 2016, according to information from the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, a partnership of FAO, UN World Food Programme (WFP) and a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Given the number of people who are food insecure, “Yemen is currently one of the worst hunger crises in the world,” FAO said.

The crisis is fuelled by the two-year long conflict, with almost 80 per cent of households in Yemen report having a worse economic situation than before the fighting.

 

Social Network

Newsletter

Name (*)

Invalid Input
Email (*)

Invalid Input