The U.N. has described the situation in Yemen as the “worst humanitarian disaster on earth today.”
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United Nations food chief David Beasley said Friday that he was hopeful that "good Houthis" would prevail to allow the agency to lift its partial suspension of aid in Yemen and prevent the collapse of the entire humanitarian system. The World Food Program said Thursday that it had started a partial suspension of aid in Yemen.The decision affects about 850,000 people living in the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa out of the more than 10 million people in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country who rely on food provided by the WFP.Beasley said the WFP estimated that at least 10 percent of the $175 million of food aid per month they provided was being diverted in Houthi areas to help fund the conflict against the Saudi-led coalition.
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