UN calls for taking urgent action to minimize effects of worst famine in Yemen

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NEW YORK: United Nations has called for urgent action beginning with the protection of civilians to minimize the effects of worst famine in Yemen.

Briefing the Security Council, UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock warned that if Yemen tips into a massive famine, an opportunity towards lasting peace would be lost.  

He said the conflict in Yemen has taken a sharp escalatory turn and the country is speeding towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades.

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