Concerns About Starvation in Yemen

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are using new weapons, including cruise missiles, floating mines, and a remote-controlled boat have been deployed to attack ships in Yemen in recent months. Officials say that the weapons are pushing the country closer to famine. Relief officials say four-fifths of the population is in need of aid and that food reserves will run out within four months. The maritime raids, near the narrow Bab al-Mandab passage, which connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, are making it harder to get aid and commercial supplies to a country that imports 90 percent of its food and fuel by sea.

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