Large parts of Yemen face food insecurity

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Rising global food prices are threatening to worsen food insecurity in Yemen, according to humanitarian agencies.

The country in the Arabian Peninsula is recovering from the political upheavals that have affected North Africa and the Middle East.

At the same time, hundreds of thousands of people in Yemen have been displaced by conflict between government forces and armed insurgents.

UN spokesperson in Geneva, Corinne Momal-Vanian says the latest figures of displaced people is 545,000 and the situation in the country is bad.

"A large part of the country is facing food insecurity, malnutrition, lack of safe water, inadequate health services and displacement of civilians. Humanitarian organizations are warning that the rising global food prices could further threaten the food security in Yemen where half the population is considered food insecure. According to the World Bank, prices increased seven per cent between April and July directly affecting domestic markets and food prices."

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