WFP warns of increasing hunger in war-torn Yemen

2016-10-27 08:00
A girl carries a box of high energy biscuits received from the WFP. (Johannes Eisele, AFP)

A girl carries a box of high energy biscuits received from the WFP. (Johannes Eisele, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sana'a - The World Food Programme has warned of a worsening food crisis in war-wracked Yemen, saying the 19-month conflict has increased hunger and malnutrition.

The WFP issued its statement on Tuesday after visiting impoverished neighbourhoods and hospitals in the western province of Hajjah and the coastal province of Hodeida.

"Hunger is increasing every day and people have exhausted all their survival strategies," said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and East Europe. He said millions of people could not "survive without external assistance".

The conflict in Yemen escalated when Houthi rebels took control of the capital and much of the northern region, prompting a Saudi-led coalition to intervene in March last year to restore the internationally-recognised government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Read more on:    wfp  |  yemen  |  aid

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.