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world food program fears more yemen deaths amid blockade


the head of the world food program in yemen said on monday that millions of yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged country by the saudi-led coalition.






world food program fears more yemen deaths amid blockade


the head of the world food program says millions in yemen face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy because the blockade by the saudi-led coalition is still in place.






world food program fears more yemen deaths amid blockade


cairo (ap) — the head of the world food program says millions in yemen face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy because the blockade by the saudi-led coalition is still in place. stephen anderson says it’s “heartbreaking” that millions depend on sustained access to humanitarian aid. of a […]






world food program seeks $460 million more to prevent famine in yemen


amman, jordan (ap) — the head of the world food program says the agency is racing against time to prevent famine in war-scarred yemen. ertharin cousin said monday that 7 million people face severe food shortages. she says that without increased international funding and more access to the hungry, “we will see famine-like conditions” and […]






u.n. warns of massive famine if yemen blockade isn’t lifted


the u.n. humanitarian chief warned wednesday that unless the saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on yemen the war-torn nation will face "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims."






how can world leaders end yemen's crisis?


un issues warning millions could die in yemen if the saudi-led coalition does not lift its blockade.






"60 minutes," barred from yemen, still got the footage


the saudi-led blockade of yemen isn't just targeting food supplies; as "60 minutes" found, it's also stopping reporters; here's how producers got this week's footage






"60 minutes," barred from yemen, still got the footage


the saudi-led blockade of yemen isn't just targeting food supplies. as "60 minutes" found, it's also stopping reporters. how producers got this week's footage






60 minutes, barred from yemen, still got the footage


the saudi-led blockade of yemen isn't just targeting food supplies. as 60 minutes found, it's also stopping reporters. how producers got this week's footage






'elders' call on saudi arabia, allies to lift blockade


an independent group of world leaders are calling on saudi arabia and its partners in a coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen to lift their blockade of the war-ravaged nation to avert a humanitarian disaster.






‘elders’ call on saudi arabia, allies to lift blockade


cairo (ap) — an independent group of world leaders are calling on saudi arabia and its partners in a coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen to lift their blockade of the war-ravaged nation to avert a humanitarian disaster. in a saturday statement, “the elders” said the blockade was aggravating an already “dire” human situation in […]






un food program head warns of us budget cuts amid famine


the outgoing head of the united nations world food program says she is certain congress will reject the trump administration's proposed budget cuts for u.n. aid agencies, saying "no one in america believes that 'america first' means that other people must die."






yemen rebels vow escalation as saudis look to relax blockade


saudi arabia announced monday that the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the arab world's poorest country, days after closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on riyadh.






yemen: cholera death rates soar in rebel-held areas


ninety percent of yemen’s cholera deaths occur in houthi areas hit by saudi-led coalition air strikes and a blockade.






yemen: cholera death rates soar in rebel-held areas


ninety percent of yemen’s cholera deaths occur in houthi areas hit by saudi-led coalition air raids and a blockade.






united nations food program head warns of u.s. budget cuts amid famine


the outgoing head of the united nations' world food program said monday she is certain the u.s. congress will reject the trump administration's proposed budget cuts for u.n. aid agencies, saying "no one in america believes that 'america first' means that other people must die."






how can yemen's humanitarian crisis be solved?


humanitarian aid agencies are calling on saudi arabia to completely lift its air, sea and land blockade of yemen.






un: yemen facing massive famine if blockade not lifted


yemen to be hit by mass famine crisis if saudi-led alliance does not allow aid into the country, top un official warns.






un humanitarian chief warns that unless blockade on yemen is lifted it will face


united nations (ap) — un humanitarian chief warns that unless blockade on yemen is lifted it will face a famine with millions of victims.






50,000 children in yemen have died of starvation and disease so far this year, m


an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease.save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate....






50,000 children in yemen have died of starvation and disease so far this year, m


an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease. save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate....






yemen on the brink of famine: un calls for food assistance and food production a


a combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden yemen where two-thirds of the population – 17 million people – are suffering from severe food insecurity, fao director-general josé graziano said tuesday. “as the conflict continues, food security and nutrition will also continue to deteriorate,” graziano da […]






save the children says 130 children die every day in yemen


cairo (ap) — an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease. save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen’s shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate. it says over 50,000 […]






cholera outbreak pushes war-ravaged yemen to the brink of catastrophe


a cholera outbreak in yemen that has infected more than 300,000 people and caused more than 1,700 deaths in the last few months is propelling the war-ravaged nation to the brink of catastrophe, health and humanitarian officials say. security concerns amid a severe shortage of safe drinking water...






un envoy says the conflict in yemen is intensifying daily


the u.n. special envoy for yemen warned wednesday that conflict in the arab world's poorest nation is intensifying daily, with terrorist groups expanding, 14 million people in desperate need of food and the worst cholera epidemic in the world.






un, aid groups warn of 'starvation and death' in yemen


the united nations and more than 20 aid groups said thursday that the saudi-led coalition's tightening of a blockade on war-torn yemen could bring millions of people closer to "starvation and death."






new report: yemen ravaged by muslim extremists, food electricity and water are s


an amazing new analysis on yemen reveals a shocking devastation from the war with radical muslims, leaving most of the nation struggling to find food, water or have electricity. “it has been almost two years since yemen’s third-largest city had running water or electricity,” the irin wednesday report begins. “worn down by relentless shelling and […]






world food program 'horrified' as south sudan workers killed


the world food program said friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its south sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide.






un world food program head won’t seek new term


geneva (ap) — world food program head ertharin cousin says she won’t seek a new five-year term. wfp spokeswoman bettina luescher told reporters in geneva on tuesday that cousin has informed staffers at the u.n. food istance agency and u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres of her decision. cousin’s term as wfp executive director expires on april […]






un world food program head won’t seek new term


geneva (ap) — world food program head ertharin cousin says she won’t seek a new five-year term. wfp spokeswoman bettina luescher told reporters in geneva on tuesday that cousin has informed u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres and staffers with the rome-based u.n. food istance agency of her decision. cousin’s term as wfp executive director expires on […]






wfp quantifies the impact of food scarcity on migration


a new study by the world food program has quantified the impact of food insecurity and conflict on cross-border migration, showing a direct correlation between food scarcity and people fleeing for more secure destinations.






shoplifting at chicago grocers drops after change in food stamp program


spreading out when food stamps are issued reduced theft from chicago grocery stores by more than 30 percent, according to new research. before 2010, most benefits in illinois under the supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap), the massive federal food stamp program, were given out on the...






msf says it can't deliver live-saving aid to yemen capital


international aid group doctors without borders says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in the yemeni capital because of a blockade by a saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels.






in war-torn yemen, battling a devastating food shortage depends on a key red sea


as yemen has faced fighting between houthi rebels and a coalition of persian gulf states, the country has turned into a crucible of suffering. almost two-thirds of the nation’s 26 million people are suffering from food shortages, with more than 7 million acutely malnourished, according to united...






un world food program head won't seek new term


world food program head ertharin cousin says she won't seek a new five-year term.