Yemen: millions don't know where the next meal will come from

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Children helping an old woman fill her containers with water from a community pump in Dobra Khira near Sanaa, Yemen. Credit: UN Photo/Ian Steele

Millions of Yemenis do not know where their next meal will come from, according to a joint survey by two UN agencies.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) carried out the assessment in 22 governorates or provinces of the country.

It shows that acute malnutrition rates in Yemen are serious across most of the country and at emergency levels in some areas.

Children remain the most vulnerable in terms of food insecurity and malnutrition.

UN agencies are scaling up their activities to assist the 10 million people struggling for food in Yemen, WFP Spokesperson Elizabeth Byrs told Patrick Maigua.

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