Question 80 of 97 in In the News 2021
Started Jan 22, 2021 06:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2022 08:01AM UTC

Will the UN declare that a famine exists in any part of Yemen in 2021?


Years of civil war and other factors have greatly increased food insecurity in Yemen, and the UN and others fear that US policy toward Houthi rebels may exacerbate the problems and lead to famine in the country (UN, Radio Canada International, In Depth News). For general information on how famines are declared, see: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, NPR.

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