Millions of women and children face war-zone famine

Millions of women and children face war-zone famine
 

The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations has said.
Ertharin Cousin, head of the UN’s World Food Programme, said that while some food aid is flowing in, fighting around major ports is stalling deliveries, reaching the country’s interior is proving difficult and donor funding is still falling short.
“If we do not receive the additional access that is required to meet the needs of those who are affected by... read more

 
21 August 2015 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Scotsman
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