Yemen’s Food Prices Soar as Saudi Blockade Limits Imports

Anti-War – by Jason Ditz

Four years into the Saudi War in Yemen, the invasion has turned the poorest country in the Middle East into one constantly on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe. This is in no small part driven by a Saudi naval blockade, which has severely limited food imports.

In the past year, food imports were down some 60% from pre-war levels. Given that Yemen, before the war, had to import about 90% of its food, there isn’t exactly a way for locals to get around this lack of imports. 

Locals in the capital city of Sanaa say that the prices there have soared, both because of the shortage of supplies, and the high transportation costs for getting foods from the port city of Hodeidah into the capital.

“Many people cannot afford to buy a kilogram of tomatoes,” noted the local vegetable shop owner. That may not sound like much in and of itself, but millions of people are seemingly always just a slightly worse supply problem away from mass famine.


One thought on “Yemen’s Food Prices Soar as Saudi Blockade Limits Imports

  1. “Before the war erupted, our situations were good, but after four years now the humanitarian and economic situations have become unbearable, the food prices have doubled three times. My neighbors can only manage to eat once a day,” he said.”

    That’s some seriously f’d up sh#t… doubled 3 times in 4 years?

    Those damn crypto-jews need their stinking @sses kicked… back to their desert sh#thole!!!

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