14 million people going hungry in Yemen

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The resilience of Yemen’s farmers and herders, especially women, needs to be boosted. Photo: FAO/Rawan Shaif

In Yemen, some 14 million people, or more than half of the population, are not getting enough to eat and many could die; that's the bleak assessment of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Gulf state has endured more than 18-months of instability as government forces and rebels, continue to battle for control of the country.

Agriculture, one of the mainstays of the economy has been severely disrupted; but now the European Union has stepped in to provide funding to more than 150,000 people to help them boost food production and nutrition.

Reem Abaza spoke on the line to Salah Hajj Hassan, the FAO Representative in Yemen.

Duration: 2'13"

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