After three years of armed conflict, more than eight million people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation. The situation is precarious. As fighting continues, there is no guarantee aid will reach those who need it.
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.
The sale of arms to parties in the Yemen conflict is against the German government's coalition agreement. But Berlin has now approved a delivery of equipment to Riyadh and the UAE, despite allegations of war crimes.
Fierce fighting in the Red Sea port city has displaced 5,200 families, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Saudi-led coalition wants to force Yemen's Houthi rebels out of an area already on the brink of famine.
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