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How food became a weapon of war in Yemen

Clip: 05/19/2018 | 9m 54s

Three years into its civil war, Yemen has become the site of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. A proxy war between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition has led to starvation and blocked supplies to the poorest country in the region. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports on severe malnutrition in Yemen and the challenges aid workers face there.

Aired: 05/19/18

Rating: NR

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