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

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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