U.N. warns if no Yemen aid access, world will see largest famine in decades

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 08, 2017 6:15 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims."

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)