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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 11:26 PM

Yemen 'could be another Somalia'

Yemen will need almost $500 million in aid to avert a humanitarian crisis on the scale of the starvation and drought that ravaged the Horn of Africa this year, aid agencies warned yesterday.

Representatives from United Nations agencies said about seven million people in Yemen are in need of food, of whom three million are already in dire need, and 60 per cent of the country's 12 million children were malnourished.

"While there have been significant political developments in Yemen, humanitarian needs are expected to deteriorate still further over the next 12 months," said Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. He said the country's nutrition figures were comparable to those of Somalia... http://www.thenational.ae/featured-content/home/middle-headlines/yemen-could-be-another-somalia

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David__77 Dec 2011 #1
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Mon Dec 19, 2011, 12:00 AM

1. South Yemen seems to want its secular leftist state back.

There is a big secessionist movement. It is hard to believe that unveiled women walked the streets of South Yemen in the 80s, and illiteracy was being reduced continuously. So easy to undo progress...

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Mon Dec 19, 2011, 12:18 AM

2. Multi-sided civil war is the most likely outcome

The country was already teetering on unsustainability even before the recent political problems.

Yemen is imploding politically and running out of water and food.

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