Food shortages will rise sharply in Yemen : UN warns

UN agencies have warned that food shortages will rise sharply in parts of Yemen in the next six months.

United Nations agencies have warned the number of people facing food insecurity in southern Yemen may increase from two million to 3.2 million in the coming six months.

The analysis forecasts an alarming increase of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity which will rise sharply because of a number of factors, including poor economic conditions, conflict, flash floods, locusts and the coronavirus pandemic.

The report prepared by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) proposed recommendations such as ensuring continued food assistance, rehabilitating local water infrastructure damaged by floods, supporting farmers and promoting good nutritional practices.

The Yemen war has branded the worst humanitarian crisis of recent times.

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