Famine Stalks Yemen. “Growing Catastrophic Food Crisis”

Sunday, August 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Stephen Lendman
Global Research
August 23, 2015

Obama’s war on Yemen with Saudi proxies may kill millions before it ends. Official reports way understate mounting casualties – from war, untreated diseases and wounds, especially threatening famine.

On August 19, the World Food Program warned of a growing catastrophic food crisis. War and US/Saudi blockade prevents distributing enough to sustain life for millions of Yemenis.

WFP’s Erthanin Cousin warned of likely famine if it’s not lifted along with providing unhindered access to starving people.

“Right now, the conflict-driven convergence between the lack of staple food, access to clean water, and a diminished fuel supply create the dawn of a perfect storm for the most vulnerable Yemeni people,” she explained.

The disruption in the commercial food sector creates significant reductions in imports which causes an inflationary effect on market prices for food and other basic commodities.

As a result, we are starting to see a double effect of the conflict as even the people who could previously afford to meet their food needs are today unable to buy food.

Six million Yemeni children alone are at grave risk of starving to death for lack of enough food to eat. Malnutrition reached epidemic proportions.

“The damage to Yemen’s next generation may become irreversible if we don’t reach children quickly with the right food at the right time. We must act now before it is too late,” said Cousin.

An earlier article said Obama wants Yeminis starved to death or perishing from untreated diseases and wounds – part of his genocidal war on humanity for unchallenged US global dominance.

Food emergency crisis conditions exist in conflict affected governorates. WFP called it “one step away from famine levels.”

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