Yemen facing world’s “worst famine in decades” – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Yemen is at risk of the worst famine the world has seen in decades according to the United Nations.

The UN is warning that 16 million people will go hungry this year, including 400,000 children, who will suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die without urgent treatment.

Yemen was already the Arab world’s poorest country before its civil war escalated in 2015. Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, control most of the country.

A Saudi-led coalition which is backed by the UK has been carrying out a bombing campaign, in support of Yemen’s internationally-recognised government.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by international correspondent Orla Guerin.

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38 comments

LOVE HEARTS February 24, 2021 - 4:41 AM

JESUS said before he comes there will be famines and as we are in the end times and all bible prophecy is coming to pass every single day means that end time signs will only increase . those country's need to call on the name above all names JESUS CHRIST for help and not reject him as the son of God and the savior of the world READ Matthew 24 people in the bible online

Bono Jovi February 24, 2021 - 4:44 AM

Anything America touches goes up in flames 🔥

Bono Jovi February 24, 2021 - 4:46 AM

Look at Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, lybia, Somalia and Syria GODdamn

masafumi a February 24, 2021 - 4:46 AM

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The Green Man February 24, 2021 - 4:46 AM

The BBC should give them some money and stop preaching to us about….. Hypocrites

Kindsey February 24, 2021 - 4:47 AM

💔

kelly haney February 24, 2021 - 4:47 AM

Why is she not nursing him

Lili Terry February 24, 2021 - 4:49 AM
Akram Khan February 24, 2021 - 4:53 AM

The world is watching but with no mercy.

ar imran February 24, 2021 - 4:53 AM

Thanks BBC for the report

Dirty Ralph . Dance February 24, 2021 - 4:54 AM

Nice one Obama

Marina Isaenko February 24, 2021 - 4:57 AM
nigel bray February 24, 2021 - 4:58 AM

The UK sells arms to Saudi Arabia who are killing them

森田. Morita淳一郎 Junichiro February 24, 2021 - 4:59 AM

😢

Yuriza B February 24, 2021 - 4:59 AM

😆😂😂

An Dagda February 24, 2021 - 5:03 AM

No mention of the swarms of locusts that were rampant across Africa, Yemen, Middle East, India and China last year?

Ruby February 24, 2021 - 5:03 AM

There's no words for this. All I can do a shake my head in shame for being ungrateful.

Leonardo Mattar Monteiro February 24, 2021 - 5:04 AM

A question I make myself for decades
What is the bloody united nations for?!
Is this the world we created…

tony tony February 24, 2021 - 5:04 AM

WHY DO THEY KEEP GETTING PREGNANT? where is their DEADBEAT FATHERS?

A B February 24, 2021 - 5:05 AM

The west needs to stop supplying arms to Saudi.

Guff February 24, 2021 - 5:05 AM

That child looks pretty healthy. Probably getting better food than most of us here in The UK.

The Branded Hollow February 24, 2021 - 5:08 AM

This is what first world countries do our polotisions watch people suffer doing nothing but slapping meaningless sanctions as a way to make it look like they're doing something while doing absolutely nothing. The world is dying and so are it' people and if the world governments would just put the economy aside for one moment then so much good can be done, but they won't cause only it doesn't affect them or their numbers

Mark Pepper February 24, 2021 - 5:08 AM

Didn't Yemen used to be Aden which was always a war zone against communist's

mo brown February 24, 2021 - 5:10 AM

Things like greed and being bad mind causes death as we can clearly see it’s not always those stabbing someone that are murderers, murderers can use different tools like deceit, greed, lust for power sick sad world

Jonathan Bell February 24, 2021 - 5:11 AM

I do wish the BBC would turn off comments! They serve no positive purpose.

Rashed Alhazmi February 24, 2021 - 5:13 AM

That's my country . Nothing to say

nothing nothing February 24, 2021 - 5:14 AM

Tap on the mac the Creator of this world amen.

1 2 February 24, 2021 - 5:18 AM

finally. something that's not about personal politics. you are late on this. yemen has been suffering since 2014 but i guess back then you were talking about why there isn't many female ceos, you know… because the bbc has their priorities in order.

FAIRYS r REAL February 24, 2021 - 5:18 AM

Where is the popular U.S. Youtuber Adam Saleh talking about this, its his country of origin and he never says anything about all this, what a duche…

siobhan kelly February 24, 2021 - 5:20 AM

Nice one God.

Игорь Тишевский February 24, 2021 - 5:22 AM
Aelius Romanus February 24, 2021 - 5:26 AM

Their God will provide. So they believe.

Mat Trix February 24, 2021 - 5:27 AM

Just remind us how much money we have made selling weapons in this conflict,

Shifa Imtiaz February 24, 2021 - 5:27 AM

Kindly appeal for internal funds so as ,even just one person could servive that would be our big achievement .

Jason Devon February 24, 2021 - 5:28 AM

Saudi Arabia caused this mess so they should sort it out. Great Britain gave Yemen £260 million in the previous foreign aid budget. Poor Yemen.

Dan Jones February 24, 2021 - 5:30 AM

DIRTY LYING BBC FILTH

no mention of the £billions in arms sold by Britain to Saudi Arabia to attack and kill Yemen civilians

Ana Leirinha February 24, 2021 - 5:31 AM

People around the world spend millions to help children ENOUGH
Stop giving birth
Stop put children in the world if you can't feed them . This is madness

Moon and me asmr February 24, 2021 - 5:33 AM

This is horrible someone's need to do a go fund me please children dont have to suffer this

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