Scale of Yemen famine was ‘initially underestimated’ by aid agencies

by Hannah Summers

Yemeni women wait to receive food supplies. The UN warns that the country is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Sources say soaring food prices have overtaken projections from UN general assembly two weeks ago, with up to 14 million people now at risk.

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