CAIRO | UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

CAIRO | UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

CAIRO— The U.N. food agency on Monday threatened to suspend some aid shipments to Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud in food distribution, warning that the suspension would effect some 3 million people.

The World Food Program’s ultimatum was an unprecedentedly strong warning, pointing to how corruption has increased the threat of famine in Yemen, where a four-year civil war has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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