’22 mln Yemenis food insecure, 3.5 mln displaced because of Houthi coup’

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Yemen’s Minister of Industry and Trade said 22 million out of 29 million Yemenis are food insecure and 3.5 million Yemenis were displaced out of their homes because of the Houthi coup on September 21, 2014.

Addressing the Arab economic and social development summit in the Lebanese capital on Sunday, Mohammed al-Maytami said the coup and the war the rebel militia triggered in Yemen sent the GDP shrinking by more than 50% and millions of Yemenis lost their jobs. “This rendered 80% of the manpower jobless and income less.

“The coup brought the country to the edge of the biggest humanitarian catastrophe humanity has ever known since the second World War.”

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