Yemen’s food situation on verge of ‘humanitarian disaster’: UN

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UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (APP): The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to deliver timely aid in the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season, and vaccinate livestock before
winter, the United Nations agency has warned.

Around 14.4 million people, over half of Yemen’s population urgently need food security and livelihood assistance, FAO reported Wednesday.

The volume of food required in Yemen is far greater than humanitarian actors can provide. Agriculture must be an integral part of the humanitarian response to prevent Yemen’s dire food security situation from worsening.