Famine pushes war-weary Yemenis to commit suicide

Murad Arif – June 18, 2017

The almost three-year conflict in impoverished Yemen has devastated the country and left millions of people on the verge of starvation.

There were several reports of Yemenis committing suicide to escape their worsening living conditions in the war-torn country.

Early this month, a mother and her two daughters had committed suicide in the central Ibb province over their economic situation.

“The worsening economic condition had forced the mother to kill herself and her two children after her husband dumped the family,” local relief worker Mustafa Ziadi told Anadolu Agency.

A week before this incident, a police officer killed himself after his salary was suspended as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country.

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