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Yemen: 'We wear, eat, drink garbage' - Families search for food in rubbish dump to survive02:10

Yemen: 'We wear, eat, drink garbage' - Families search for food in rubbish dump to survive

Yemen, al-Hudayda
December 26, 2017 at 09:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Severe food shortages mean some have turned to rummaging through rubbish dumps and eating what they find to survive, as footage filmed on Tuesday from the port city of al-Hudaydah show. With the ongoing civil war and Saudi-led blockade leaving many people unable to receive aid, the UN has reported that more than 8 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. One citizen, Yahya Hassan, explained, "We are here looking for food, we have no work."Yemen is also suffering a cholera outbreak due to a lack of medical supplies. According to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) the number of cholera cases has reached one million. Last Wednesday, the Saudi-led military coalition announced earlier via its state news agency that the Red Sea port of Hudaydah would be reopened to allow for the arrival of food, aid and commercial fuel. The decision followed an attack made by Houthi rebels on Riyadh, when they reportedly planned to hit the Royal Palace with a ballistic missile. The missile was reportedly intercepted by Saudi Arabia.

Yemen: 'We wear, eat, drink garbage' - Families search for food in rubbish dump to survive02:10
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Severe food shortages mean some have turned to rummaging through rubbish dumps and eating what they find to survive, as footage filmed on Tuesday from the port city of al-Hudaydah show. With the ongoing civil war and Saudi-led blockade leaving many people unable to receive aid, the UN has reported that more than 8 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. One citizen, Yahya Hassan, explained, "We are here looking for food, we have no work."Yemen is also suffering a cholera outbreak due to a lack of medical supplies. According to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) the number of cholera cases has reached one million. Last Wednesday, the Saudi-led military coalition announced earlier via its state news agency that the Red Sea port of Hudaydah would be reopened to allow for the arrival of food, aid and commercial fuel. The decision followed an attack made by Houthi rebels on Riyadh, when they reportedly planned to hit the Royal Palace with a ballistic missile. The missile was reportedly intercepted by Saudi Arabia.

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