UN: Yemen Facing Famine as Saudi War Impacts Millions

UN: Yemen Facing Famine as Saudi War Impacts Millions
Wed Jul 1, 2015 13:29:44

Amid warnings of famine, Yemeni civilians are trapped inside Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes with no end in sight as they are one step away from famine, Alalam News Network reports.

The United Nations has warned Yemen is one step away from famine as a humanitarian crisis intensifies.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement on June 29 decrying the attacks on one of their offices. Nonetheless, the international body acts as if it is helpless in addressing the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Humanitarian aid groups say that the situation is growing worse every day with shortages of food, water, medicines and other essential services. Millions of people are in need of assistance in Yemen.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a full investigation after Saudi coalition airstrikes hit a U.N. compound in Yemen. A guard was injured when the office of the U.N. Development Program in the southern city of Aden was hit Sunday.

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