After two years of war in Yemen, hundreds of thousands of children are severely malnourished as famine looms.
Yemen's catastrophic famine shows how disastrous the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is for the entire Middle East, says guest commentator Rainer Hermann from Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Mass famine in Yemen would affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade of the country, the UN's aid chief has warned. The Security Council has demanded aid be allowed to enter Yemen.
Humanitarian flights have been refused access to Yemen, where millions of people face starvation. Saudi Arabia sealed all entry points to Yemen after Houthi rebels launched a missile attack on Riyadh's airport.
Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American "aggression." The incident came hours before a suicide attack in the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed at least five soldiers.
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