From The Guardian:

Jan Egeland, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, is currently on a 5-day visit to Yemen.

“I am shocked to my bones by what I have seen and heard here in war- and hunger-stricken Yemen. The world is letting some 7 million men, women and children slowly but surely be engulfed by unprecedented famine. It is not a drought that is at fault. This preventable catastrophe is man-made from A to Z.”

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council gestures during a press conference, in which he spoke about the suffering caused by the war in Yemen more than two years after a Saudi-led intervention, on May 3, 2017 ahead of his departure at Sanaa international airport.

Egeland has met with teachers and healthcare workers who say that they have not been paid for months, causing them to struggle supporting their families. He is calling for a ceasefire and for all involved parties to keep humanitarian aid routes open.

“Nowhere on Earth are as many lives at risk. We are not even sure that the main humanitarian lifeline through the port of Hodeida will be kept open.”

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