UN agencies warn of more food shortages in war-torn Yemen

Date: 
July, 2020
Country: 
Yemen

U.N. agencies are warning that food shortages will rise sharply in parts of war-torn Yemen in the next six months, mainly because of the overall economic decline and the pandemic that has ripped through the Arab world’s poorest country. They say in a report that the number of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity is expected to increase from 2 million to 3.2 million in the country’s south. Yemen has been the site of the largest food crisis in the world, mostly because of the war that pits the country’s Houthi rebels against a Saudi-led coalition fighting on the side of the internationally recognized government.

Source: WSIL