Yemen's hunger crisis: lack of funds hampering humanitarian response

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  • Autor: Oxfam
  • Copyright: Oxfam
  • Fecha: 18 julio 2012

Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports on the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen.

This week (16 July 2012), the UN increased the amount of money being sought for its Yemen appeal in response to mounting needs. Some 10 million people – 44 percent of the population of Yemen – do not have enough food to eat. Yemen is now in the midst of its hunger season, before the next harvest in October and Oxfam is helping some of the most vulnerable families get through the next few critical months with cash grants to buy food. However, lack of funds are severely limiting our response.

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Watch the audio slideshow: Yemen on brink of hunger catastrophe

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Learn more: Oxfam's response to the Yemen food crisis

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