105,000 Yemenis to receive food aid

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IDP families in Sa'ada, Yemen, receiving WFP food assistance. Photo: WFP/Atheer Najim

One hundred and five thousand displaced people in the Yemeni city of Aden are receiving food aid over the next few days from the United Nations.

They have been forced to flee their homes as the security situation deteriorates in the Middle Eastern country.

Meanwhile, rebels continue to battle with the government for control of the country.

Daniel Dickinson reports

The UN estimates that more than half of Yemen’s 26 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

The World Food Programme has said that two weeks of escalating violence have left Yemenis across the country, trapped inside their homes unable to get access to sufficient water, food and fuel.

Most food shops are closed. There are also severe fuel shortages, especially in Aden and areas of the capital, Sana'a.

The UN food agency has prepositioned food in Aden and is now appealing to the warring parties in Yemen to ensure distributions can go ahead.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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