TIME: Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

TIME: Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

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11/22/17

Johan Mooij, CARE’s country director in Yemen, told TIME about CARE’s efforts to deliver aid to millions of people in Yemen, the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, worsened by a recent Saudi-led blockade.  

Mooij told Time that food will run out in six weeks and fuel is also scarce. "People are getting really worried,”  he said, adding that the lack of clean water is raising fear of a worsening cholera epidemic that has already hit a million people. “Prices for fuel have gone up 160%,” he said from the captial.  “The price of water has doubled in the past couple days.”

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Walking around streets in Yemen, massive destruction of infrastructure can be seen, and also men, women and young children gathering at public taps to collect water. Credit: Thana Faroq/CARE

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