Gian Carlo Cirri of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that “Yemen is undergoing its worst humanitarian crisis ever.” Cirri, who directs WFP’s Yemen mission, says “I cannot recall a time when hardship has been greater in recent Yemeni history.”
Food prices are skyrocketing in Yemen. WFP reports there has been “a 39 percent increase in the price of wheat over just five months.”
For millions of Yemenis, it is a struggle just to get bread. Families are resorting to reducing or even skipping meals or diverting money from health care. It’s a downward spiral to increased malnutrition and disease. That is what is unfolding in Yemen.
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