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UN Humanitarian Chief: Yemen 'One Step Away from Famine'

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Monday that war-torn Yemen is "one step away from famine." Stephen O'Brien told the U.N. Security Council that more than 21 million Yemenis — 80 percent of the population — are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. O'Brien gave the briefing by telephone from Bahrain, where he has arrived for a 10-day visit that also will include Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He traveled to Yemen earlier this...

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