Hunger crisis. Yemen
People sell their goods, sleep during the day, families marry off their young daughters… Because almost half of the Yemenis do not have enough to eat, living with less than $2 a day. Two years ago, during the Arab Spring, the Yemeni economy contracted by 50% and inflation reached 23%.
There is food in the markets but there is not enough money in the people’s pockets. 267.000 children are at risk of death from malnutrition. The numbers are not far from the situation in Sahel in Africa or Afghanistan but surprisingly it is not attracting attention from the world.
International NGO's are releasing humanitarian aid in the vast and heavily populated district of Bayt al-Faqih in the west of Yemen, monitoring the food crisis and helping by distributing cash to the most impoverished families.
Hodeidah, Yemen. October 2012.