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Yemen's famine crisis

Joanne Parkinson

10th November 2017

The ongoing conflict in Yemen is likely to result in millions of deaths as a result of famine.

Civil war within the country has been going on for several years now, following the change in leadership of the country.  There was an uprising in 2011 that forced its long-time authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to hand over power to Mr Hadi, his deputy.  The Houthi movement took advantage of the new leader's inexperience and they took control of their northern heartland of Saada province and neighbouring areas.  Despite international efforts, the Houthi continue to have control over many areas of the country and this is leading to an issue with people accessing food.

The UN predicts that 7 million people are at risk of famine and over 900,000 people have been affected by cholera.  Aid shipments are currently blocked and this is worsening the situation.  The report from the BBC outlines the likely effects ...

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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