Yemen’s hunger crisis deepens as war rages in Ukraine

The spiralling food and fuel costs due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are causing economic distress for many desperate Yemenis, reports Charlene Rodrigues

Monday 04 April 2022 19:07
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<p>Sana al-Hamidi’s newborn son is being treated for acute malnourishment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a </p>

Sana al-Hamidi’s newborn son is being treated for acute malnourishment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a

Roughly 2,500 miles away from the Russian bombardment of Ukraine, Yemenis are feeling the cost of the war in Europe.

From a dusty encampment in Lahj in southwestern Yemen, farmer Ahmed Hadash, twice displaced, told The Independent his five children, aged between three and 14, live on a meal a day.

“I just cannot afford to feed my children”, an exasperated Mr Hadash says, living on aid.

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