World Bank: 70% of the Yemenis on the Brink of Famine
A report by the World Bank warns that 70% of Yemen's 30 million people are on the brink of famine and confirms that the conflict has destroyed the Yemeni economy.
On Tuesday, the World Bank warned that nearly 70% of Yemen's 30 million people are at risk of famine in a country that already suffers from high levels of food insecurity.
In a report published on its website, the World Bank said that the ongoing aggression on Yemen for more than six years has left at least 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian aid, including 12.3 million children and 3.7 million internally displaced people.
The report also confirmed that the war on Yemen has devastated the Yemeni economy, as the GDP has halved since 2015, placing more than 80 percent of the total population below the poverty line.
Early last June, the World Bank estimated Yemen's infrastructure losses as a result of the raging war at about $8.5 billion.
In the same context, a recent report issued by the Bank said that the size of damage in 16 major Yemeni cities as a result of the war varies between 6.9 billion and 8.5 billion US dollars.
International relief organizations and UN agencies have warned that the Yemeni economy is on the brink of collapse.