Yemen: The Civil War and the role of Saudi Arabia has driven Yemen to the brink of famine

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The conflict is the primary driver of a hunger crisis that the UN has warned could turn to famine this year if nothing is done.

Yemen has been divided by nearly two years of civil war that pits the Iran-allied Houthi group against a Western-backed Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia that is carrying out air strikes. At least 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting.

Two years since the conflict escalated in Yemen, more than 17 million Yemenis do not know if they will be able to put food on the table to feed their families, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned this week at the start of a donor conference for Yemen.

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