vrijdag 23 september 2016

Famine in Yemen

In Yemen famine is not far away. BBC Arabic reveals exclusive footage of the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where 2 million people are acutely malnourished. The UN estimates over 325,000 children are on the brink of starvation.

The war in Yemen has pushed a country which traditionally suffers from a shortage of food to the brink. Air strikes and conflict on the ground have isolated people in the villages and forced the closure of 600 hospitals. Without access to food or healthcare, millions are at risk.

Children are those most effected. "I never imagined I would ever see a child like this in Yemen, it scares me that this may be the beginning of famine", says Dr Ashwaq Muharram. The extent of this looming disaster is yet to be seen, but what is clear is that if the situation continues Yemen could lose an entire generation.

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