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UN says Yemen's famine crisis on "highest alert"
Published: Aug 02, 2021 08:57 AM
A mother feeds her malnourished girl milk with a syringe at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A mother feeds her malnourished girl milk with a syringe at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A father holds his malnourished child in the corridor of the anti-malnutrition treating ward, waiting for urgently-needed medical treatment at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A father holds his malnourished child in the corridor of the anti-malnutrition treating ward, waiting for urgently-needed medical treatment at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A malnourished child lies on the bed, waiting for his treatment, at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A malnourished child lies on the bed, waiting for his treatment, at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A malnourished child lies on the bed, waiting for his treatment, at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A malnourished child lies on the bed, waiting for his treatment, at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on July 31, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
In a recent report issued by the United Nations, Yemen is among the 23 "Hunger Hotspots" in the world that is facing a critical shortage of food.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme said in a joint report that Yemen's situation, among the worst in the hotspots, is on the "highest alert."

The UN agencies also warned that life-saving aid to Yemeni families on the brink of famine is being cut off in the country by fighting and blockades.
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