Middle East Economic Survey


No 19



UN Says Yemen In State Of Emergency

One in three Yemenis, or 7.2mn people, are suffering from chronic hunger, as the country copes with thousands of displaced people as a result of the ongoing conflict in the north of the country between government forces and Zaidi Shiʹite Muslim rebels, the UN World Food Program (WFP) warned on 5 May. Some 2.7mn people, making up 12% of the population, were described as severely food insecure, while...