UN council, aid chief urge more shipments to Yemen amid famine threat

The United Nations Security Council and UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien on Thursday pushed for more aid and commercial access to Yemen, where a near total blockade by Saudi Arabia has slowed shipments to the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country to a trickle. O’Brien said 80 percent of Yemen’s 25 million people needed help and half the country was just one step from famine. Yemen imports nearly all its goods and O’Brien said commercial shipments had dropped to 15 percent of the pre-crisis levels.

via ynetnews.com

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