The cost of living in Yemen has quadrupled

@ aden, newsyemen English

2019-12-02 15:24:39

According to WFP reports, more than 40% of households have lost their primary source of income and are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase minimum food requirements, and that more than a third of households in Yemen have inadequate food consumption.

Nearly 16 million Yemenis, more than half of the country, are severely food insecure and more than 20 million need urgent action without humanitarian food assistance.

68 Yemenis work in agriculture or low-skilled workers in the informal sector, such jobs jobs declined due to lack of equipment and production costs, and government salaries were a major source of income for nearly a third of Yemeni workers before the Houthi militia overthrew the state in late 2014.

But military figures have improved better, and few government officials have been consistently paid salaries since 2015.

Around 3.2 million Yemenis are suffering from acute malnutrition, including 2 million children under the age of five. Meanwhile, Yemen is grappling with outbreaks of preventable epidemics such as cholera, diphtheria, measles and dengue.

According to the WHO Country Brief on Non-Communicable Diseases 2018, 57% of all deaths are attributable to non-communicable and chronic diseases exacerbated by lack of access to health services and medicines