It's critical when having the discussion of Yemen to also go beyond Al Qaeda and the political turmoil.
Yemen needs a surge in international support for fighting hunger.
In Yemen, malnutrition among children was a huge problem even before the political turmoil started.
Now is the time for this intervention in Yemen, rather than waiting till we have an epic-scale humanitarian disaster.
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Senator Robert Casey (PA) says, "we must be prepared to address a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis" in Yemen.
Food is about the most inexpensive foreign policy investment that can be made.
Without the basics, there is no chance any Yemen policy will have a favorable outcome.
Of all the turmoil facing Yemen, from Al Qaeda to political unrest, it is hunger which might topple the country.
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