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UN: Yemen on the verge of a ‘catastrophic’ famine

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UN warned on Friday that war-torn Yemen is on the brink of experiencing the worst famine
Guterres: In the absence of immediate action, millions of lives may be lost
The UN has previously described Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

The United Nations warned on Friday that war-torn Yemen is on the brink of experiencing the worst famine the world has seen in decades.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement: “In the absence of immediate action, millions of lives may be lost.”
Guterres said a drastic reduction in funding for the UN-coordinated relief effort in 2020 was a significant factor behind the desperate situation, as well as the ongoing conflict and obstruction by warring sides to humanitarian work. He said locusts and floods had compounded these issues.
“I urge all those with influence to act urgently on these issues to stave off catastrophe, and I also request that everyone avoids taking any action that could make the already dire situation even worse,” the UN chief said.
The UN has previously described Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of people there in need of help.

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