Increased Hostilities Worsen Hardships in Yemen

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According to the World Food Program, people in Yemen are more vulnerable than ever as the new year begins.

Currency devaluation and hyper-inflation drove hunger rates sky-high in the final months of 2021, affecting half of all Yemeni families. Plus, the WFP is reducing food rations for eight million Yemenis due to funding shortfalls.

At the same time, hostilities peaked in January. Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a fuel tanker explosion in Abu Dhabi that killed three people and injured six. The strike provoked 24 hours of aerial bombardment by the Saudi-led coalition across Houthi-held territories.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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