Hacking Hunger – Episode 30: A Nation on the Brink of Famine

Special Interests:Conflict,Emergency Response
October 23, 2018

Years of conflict have pushed Yemen to the edge of famine. There are 8 million people in the country suffering from severe hunger, and intensifying violence could bring this number to 12 million. WFP’s Yemen Country Director, Stephen Anderson, talks about his experience on the ground in Yemen. He shares the stories of Yemenis struggling to feed their families, and how WFP is doing whatever it takes to deliver food and nutrition to the people who need it the most.

Guest Bio: Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson, the World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director for Yemen, works in a country facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises with more than 17 million people that are food insecure. Anderson, who was born in Nairobi, spent part of his early childhood in Beaver, Pennsylvania.