Yemen facing largest famine the world has seen for decades, warns UN aid chief

by United Nations News Centre

Photo: An internally displaced woman and her daughter look over the city of Sana’a, Yemen, from the roof of this dilapidated building they call their new home. [Giles Clarke/UN OCHA]

Top United Nations humanitarian official warns Yemen will be gripped by famine – one the likes of which the world has not seen in years – if the blockade on basic supplies into the country imposed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is not lifted immediately.