The lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance – compounded by a shortage of funding – means that millions of people  in Yemen are on the brink of famine. That is why Germany’s foreign minister has pledged an extra 15 million euros to prevent mass starvation in the Horn of Africa. The UN says 20 million people face famine in four countries, including Yemen.
It is stated that about 17 million people in Yemen are food secure, including 7.3 million -that is almost one in three of the country’s population – who are severely food insecure. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world.
The Saudis have been committing war crimes in Yemen,” said Gabor Rona, a professor teaching the laws of war at Columbia University. He pointed to “indiscriminate targeting, that is, attacks in which the attacker makes no effort to distinguish between combatants and civilians.” And he warned that American personnel helping the coalition “may also be guilty of war crimes.”