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WFP warns of food crisis in Yemen

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WFP warns of food crisis in Yemen

Aden, Yemen, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) was forced to cut its monthly food assistance just to 8 million Yemenis of the 13 million due to the lack of funds, WFP Executive Director David Beasley warned Friday.

“We have no choice but to take food from the hungry to feed the starving and, unless we receive immediate funding, in a few weeks we risk not even being able to feed the starving. This will be hell on earth,” Mr. Beasley said.

It’s been less than a year since my previous trip to Yemen and it’s worse than anyone can imagine, said Mr. Beasley, who assured the risk of famine is more real than ever.

And just when you think it cannot get any worse, the world wakes up to a conflict in Ukraine that is likely to cause economic situation, especially in countries like Yemen that depend on wheat imports, he said.

The text recalled that food prices have doubled in much of Yemen in 2021, which further aggravated the situation in the country.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Office, two-thirds of the population (some 20 million) depend on humanitarian assistance and 80% live below the poverty line.

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