The United Nations has warned that 5 million people in war-torn Yemen “will likely be living just one step away from famine” in 2021, urging immediate support.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization [FAO] has on Sunday warned that 5 million Yemenis “will likely be living just one step away from famine in the upcoming year.”
FAO said in a brief statement posted on its official Twitter account that more than half of Yemen’s overall population could head further into hunger in 2021.
🚨Next year in #Yemen:
⚠️More than 1/2 of all Yemenis will go hungry
⚠️5 million ppl will likely be living just 1 step away from famine
⚠️≈50,000 people will be living in famine-like conditions
⚠️UN response remains only 49% funded
— FAO in Yemen (@FAOYemen) December 13, 2020
An estimated 50,000 people will be living in famine-like conditions in the war-ravaged Arab country during 2021, the statement added.
Immediate support is urgently needed to save Yemen as “UN response remains only funded for 49 percent,” the FAO noted.