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UN aid chief warns against imminent threat of famine in Yemen
8 Feb 2017 -  UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has warned that there is "a real possibility" of famine in Yemen, as the UN's relief wing launched a $2.1 billion funding appeal - the largest-ever of its kind - to provide life-saving resources to the war-ravaged country. Highlighting the humanitarian situation in Yemen, where over 7 million people "don't know where their next meal is coming from", Mr O'Brien also urged all parties to the conflict to grant rapid and unhindered access, in order to provide the assistance that millions of Yemenis depend upon.