Yemen's Food Crisis
The Saudi blockade continues to exacerbate the famine in Yemen
Since 2014, Houthi rebels and the opposing Saudi coalition have used food as a weapon of war. In Yemen, subsequent control over resources has lead to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
Doctor Aida Al Sadeeq sees "30-40 malnourished children per month, severely acutely malnourished". Historically, Yemenis have relied on imports for 90% of their food. Today, the coalition monitors resources entering Yemen, diverting some ships to the already tightly packed port of Aden. "Some of the ships, they are waiting for 20 days", says Marwan Al Bakshi, who watches over the ships that are waiting for permission from the coalition to dock. Some boats are carrying crucial supplies from the World Food Program, which could save lives. Reporter Marcia Briggs identifies that severe acute malnutrition is "a concept so commonplace in Yemen that it’s known by its acronym. SAM."FULL SYNOPSIS