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Food Aid to Yemen 'Snatched From the Starving' by US-Backed Saudi Allies

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AP: Across Yemen, factions and militias have blocked food aid from going to groups suspected of disloyalty, diverted it to front-line combat units or sold it for profit on the black market, according to confidential documents obtained by the AP and interviews with more than 70 aid workers, government officials, and average citizens from six different provinces.

Observers have attributed the near-famine conditions in  the country to the coalition's blockade of ports that supply Houthi-controlled areas. AP's investigation found that large amounts of food are making it into the country, but once there, the food often isn't getting to people who need it most—raising questions about the ability of United Nations agencies and aid organizations to operate in Yemen.

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