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WFP: Food Being Used as Weapon of War in Yemen

The World Food Programme (WFP) said food is being used as a "weapon of war" in Yemen at a time when millions of people face an impending famine in the conflict-ravaged impoverished Arab country. "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding a dramatic food crisis. Food is being used as a weapon of war," Elisabeth Rasmussen, the WFP assistant executive director, said at a conference on aid to Yemen on Sunday, presstv reported. The United Nations has already described the ongoing conflict in Yemen as the "largest humanitarian crisis in the world." The war has left seven million people at risk of famine and an estimated 17 million, which amounts to about 60 percent of the overall population of the country, food insecure. Another 2,100 people have died of cholera since April as hospitals struggle to secure basic supplies across the country. Recently, the United Nations added Riyadh and its allies to a blacklist for the "killing and maiming of children." Saudi Arabia has also maintained blockades on Yemen's ports and its main international airport in the capital Sana'a. Aid groups have warned that the closure of the airport is hampering the delivery of desperately needed supplies, which now have to go through the Red Sea port of Hudaydah...

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