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International organizations sounding the alarm as Yemenis face starvation

United Nations agencies have warned that Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic hunger crisis, with 17.4 million people currently needing food assistance, and a growing proportion of the population facing emergency levels of hunger.
The Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program and UNICEF, after issuing a new analysis today of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) for Yemen, warned that the humanitarian situation in the country is expected to deteriorate during the period from June to December 2022, as the number of people unable to meet their minimum food needs in Yemen to a record 19 million people.
Meanwhile, an additional 1.6 million people in the country are expected to fall into emergency levels of hunger, bringing the total to 7.3 million by the end of the year, the UN agencies added in a joint statement.
The report also indicates a persistent high level of acute malnutrition among children under the age of five.
Across the country, 2.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition, including nearly half a million children suffering from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition, as well as about 1.3 million pregnant or lactating women suffering from acute malnutrition.

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