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Thu - 13 Feb 2020 - 04:01 PM ،،،

 Food prices have significantly risen in conflict-ridden Yemen over the past few weeks, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has said.

"There has been another sharp increase in the price of food and other essential goods in Yemen," WFP Yemen said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday. "Prices are becoming increasingly inaccessible for millions."

It attributed the food inflation to the devaluation of the local currency.

"The value of the Yemeni riyal has dropped 15 percent in the south and about 7 percent in the north in the last 5 weeks," it said. "This made life even harder for many families in Yemen, particularly those living across frontlines."

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014 when Iranian-backed Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

- with AA