Five million people in Yemen don't have enough food

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A child receives nutritional supplements at the Mazraq refugee camp in Hajjah province © Paul Stephens/IRIN

Five million people in Yemen are not able to produce or buy the food they need, according to preliminary results of a survey conducted in November and December last year.

The survey, carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP)  in cooperation with the Yemeni Central Statistical Organization (CSO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that five million people are unable to produce or buy the food they need.

According to the survey, the food crisis in Yemen is affecting 10 million people or almost half of the population.

WFP spokesperson Abeer Etefa discussed the food crisis in Yemen with Derrick Mbatha on the line from Cairo, Egypt.

Duration: 4’16″

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