UN warns of world largest famine in decades in Yemen if blockade not lifted

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The UN's humanitarian chief is warning of the worst famine the world has seen in decades unless the Saudi-led coalition allows aid into Yemen.

Fuel and food prices have skyrocketed since Saturday when the blockade was tightened.

The situation is being described as 'catastrophic'.

It's a stark warning from the UN official, but the UN Security Council has struck a different tone, responding with cautious words instead of calls to action.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN.

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