UN flags famine alarm signals in Yemen | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:55 PM, January 17, 2020

UN flags famine alarm signals in Yemen

A senior UN official warned Thursday that certain key factors that threatened to trigger famine last year in Yemen were once again looming large, including a plunge in the value of the national currency. “With a rapidly depreciating rial and disrupted salary payments, we are again seeing some of the key conditions that brought Yemen to the brink of famine a year ago,” Ramesh Rajasingham, who coordinates humanitarian aid told the UN Security Council.

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