Even before the start of the latest civil war, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the world. Now, hunger is crippling a whole generation.
World efforts to lower hunger to zero by 2030 are being negated by warfare and climate change, warn nutritionists. Their latest global index categorizes 51 nations, mainly in Asia and Africa, where hunger is alarming.
More than 5 million children are at risk of famine in war-torn Yemen, according to the charity Save the Children. Renewed attacks on the key port city of Hodeida could further disrupt food, fuel and aid supplies.
A report by the United Nations says that the Saudi-led forces in Yemen, as well as the Houthi rebels they are fighting, may have committed war crimes. Saudi officials claim the organization is biased against them.
Madrid had announced last week it would block the controversial 2015 deal amid concerns over Riyadh's role in the deadly war in Yemen. Human rights groups are critical of Western arms sale to Saudi Arabia and its allies.
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