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Oxfam, population drama 7 years after the start of the war in Yemen

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(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 24 – Seven years after the start of the war in Yemen, the price paid by the population is always higher.

Civilian casualties continue to increase exponentially month after month, while an entire population – 75% of which depends on international aid to survive – is constantly threatened by the lack of food and water, by bombs falling from the sky or by mines scattered over fields. and roads. This was stated by Oxfam in a statement on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, noting that “the war in Ukraine is causing the prices of food to skyrocket, a tragedy in the tragedy that binds two countries in pain and suffering, only apparently distant “.

“Another year of war would bring unimaginable suffering for 30 million Yemenis – said Paolo Pezzati, policy advisor for humanitarian emergencies at Oxfam Italia -. If the parties to the conflict do not lay down their arms in the immediate future and the international community will not increase. aid, two thirds of the population will be in a condition of serious food insecurity by the end of the year. At the moment the international community has allocated only 30% of what is requested by the United Nations to respond to the emergency in 2022, on average just 15 cents a day for each inhabitant “. (HANDLE).

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