Reaction: 20 million Yemenis reliant on food aid

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Sami M. Jassar/Oxfam
Sami M. Jassar/Oxfam

Reacting to the IPC announcement on the levels of hunger in Yemen, Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director, Muhsin Siddiquey said:

“This is a stark warning sign on the road to catastrophe.

“It’s shocking that in 18 months, tens of thousands of people have been forced into a catastrophic situation. Two thirds of Yemen’s population are now reliant on aid to survive.

“The peace talks in Sweden are a critical opportunity to bring an end to the devastating conflict and the suffering it’s inflicting on the people of Yemen.”