Yemen dependent on imports for 90% of its wheat


"Oxfam teams around the world say that developing countries are bracing themselves for the worst effects of rising corn, soy and wheat prices on their poorest people. One of the worst hot-spots is Yemen which is heavily dependent on food imports, including for 90% of its wheat, and where 10m people [ADDED: of population of 24 million] are hungry today and some 267,000 children at risk of death from malnourishment because people can’t afford what food there is. Families are exhausting their options to cope, including instances of marrying off young daughters in order to have one less mouth to feed."

Oxfam, MEDIA ADVISORY, "Food crises doomed to repeat until leaders find courage to fix problems," p. 1 (Oxfam: August 2012). Accessed on April 15, 2014. http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/food-price-crisis-oxfam-m... [verified 4/15/14]

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