A fire at a United Nations warehouse in Yemen has destroyed 50 tons of food and humanitarian aid supplies meant for millions of starving Yemenis. The UN’s World Food Program has confirmed the blaze at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen’s largest port and the only source of food for many residents on the brink of famine. Four entire warehouses reportedly went up in flames Saturday, with the culprit believed to be an electrical malfunction, according to the BBC. With at least 10,000 people killed in the country since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to wage a campaign against Houthi rebels, Yemen is facing what the UN has described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” The UN had recently warned of more than 8 million people in Yemen close to famine.
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