UN warns of impending famine in conflict-torn Yemen

UNITED NATIONS – The UN special envoy for Yemen warned Wednesday that the conflict-torn Middle East nation is “one step” from famine, with 31 million people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with just 7 million two years ago.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told reporters after briefing the UN Security Council behind closed doors that all parties to the conflict are responsible for the dire suffering of the Yemeni people until there is “a true cease-fire.” The humanitarian crisis in the Arab world’s poorest country has escalated as the conflict has intensified. Ground fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels killed nearly 100 people Wednesday.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4672551,00.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *