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Malnutrition soars in conflict-ridden Yemen

Date Published: 
07/16/2012
Summary: 

Yemen imports up to 90 per cent of its main staple foods, including wheat and sugar, which many households struggle to purchase. (..) Conflict and political instability have also played a factor, greatly increasing the number of internally displaced people (IDP) who are now dependent on food aid. (..) According to the World Food Programme (WFP), 670,000 IDPs rely on food aid in the south and north of the country.