Yemen: Why is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis ignored? | TV Shows

On Monday, March 28 at 19:30 GMT:
Affected by widespread famine, disease and displacement, the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen is expected to worsen in the coming months, international aid organizations say. Caught between a protracted war and economic collapse, at least 17.4 million people – more than half the country’s population – are in need of food assistance.

Although the UN considers Yemen to be the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, a recent conference of pledges failed to raise enough money to prevent further disaster. Only $1.3 billion of the $4.3 billion goal was raised to tackle Yemen’s food insecurity.

This early year World Food Program forced to reduce food rations for eight million people, due to their own lack of funding. Famine is forecast to increase fivefold and affect 161,000 people by June.

Food prices have doubled in many parts of Yemen over the past year, and with the war in Ukraine expected to cause a rise in global wheat prices, many Yemenis may be forced to need food assistance. Yemen’s food supply is mainly imported, and the country gets about a third of its wheat from Ukraine.

In this episode of The Stream, we will discuss Yemen’s humanitarian needs and what should be done to end the crisis.

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to:
William David Gressly, @DavidGressly
UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen

Abeer Etefa, @AbeerEtefa
Senior Spokesperson, UN World Food Program

Sama’a Al-Hamdani, @Yemeniaty

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