Yemen’s wheat reserves down to three months supply: U.N. official

28 Jan 2017   Yemen

Yemen has roughly three months supply of wheat left to draw from, leaving the country exposed to serious disruption as a central bank crisis cuts food imports and starvation deepens, the top U.N. aid official in the country told Reuters. A decision by Yemen’s internationally-recognized government in August to move the central bank out of Sanaa, the capital city controlled by the armed Houthi movement with which it is at war, to the southern port city of Aden has triggered bigger hardships for Yemenis and paralyzed the bank. Reuters reported in December that Yemen’s biggest traders had stopped new wheat imports due to a shutdown in trade finance and […]

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