On our planet, hunger is nothing new, but with the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19 and the climate crisis collapsing the ecosystems that sustain us, we could be on the brink of famine on a global scale. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a stark warning of what much of the world could be facing if we don’t do something about it now.
After more than five years of civil war, Yemenis are bracing for what could be the worst famine the world has seen in decades. "Hunger Ward," a new documentary film, follows two healthcare professionals, on opposite sides of the war, who are fighting to save the children of Yemen from starvation. Oscar-nominated director Skye Fitzgerald and Dr. Aida Al-Sadeeq talk with WorldAffairs producer Teresa Cotsirilos about how hunger is being used as a weapon of war -- and what can be done to stop it.