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Tags: ML | Yemen

WFP Seeks $460 Million More for Yemen to Prevent Famine

Monday, 13 March 2017 03:38 PM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says the agency is racing against time to prevent famine in war-scarred Yemen.

Ertharin Cousin said Monday that 7 million people face severe food shortages.

She says that without increased international funding and more access to the hungry, "we will see famine-like conditions" and that people will die in some of the hardest-hit areas.

Cousin spoke in Jordan after a three-day visit to Yemen.

The agency says it urgently needs $460 million through August as well as access by sea and land to help all 7 million people who cannot survive without food aid.

The Arab world's poorest country has been ravaged by a two-year-old conflict between Houthi rebels and an internationally recognized government. The fighting has left more than 10,000 civilians dead.

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The head of the World Food Program says the agency is racing against time to prevent famine in war-scarred Yemen.Ertharin Cousin said Monday that 7 million people face severe food shortages.She says that without increased international funding and more access to the hungry,...
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