UN: More than 8 million Yemenis 'a step away from famine'

Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are "a step away from famine" in Yemen, a senior UN official said on Monday.
A Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen's civil war blockaded ports last month after a missile was fired towards Riyadh.Jamie McGoldrick, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said the blockade has since been eased, but the situation remained dire.
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