Yemen hunger crisis leaves refugee chief ‘shocked to the bones’

One of Europe’s most experienced diplomats has said he was “shocked to the bones” by the hunger he saw in Yemen.

Jan Egeland, the current head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, condemned “this gigantic failure of international diplomacy” and said that only 3 million people out of the 7 million people who were starving had been fed last month.

“Men with guns and power inside Yemen as well as in regional and international capitals are undermining every effort to avert an entirely preventable famine,” he said, “as well as the collapse of health and education services for millions of children.”

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