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In Yemen, Little Relief for Hunger

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β€œThe latest figures for Yemen are not far from the situation in Sahel in Africa or Afghanistan, but unfortunately this is not attracting attention from the world,” said Jamal Benomar, the United Nations envoy to Yemen. Hunger in Yemen β€” the poorest country in the Middle East β€” has doubled since 2009, according to the World Food Program. The ability of families to feed their children has deteriorated significantly in the last year as food and fuel prices have soared amid the political turmoil.