SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A new report paints a bleak picture of how women in Yemen are doing a year after they played a significant part in the country's revolution that promised political and economic change.
The international aid agency Oxfam says four out of five Yemeni women claim their lives have worsened in the past 12 months. They say they're struggling to feed their families and are unable to participate in the country's transition.
The U.N. World Food Program says 10 million Yemenis — that's nearly half the population — do not have enough food to eat. The crisis is blamed on a number of factors, including soaring food and fuel prices.
The Oxfam report, which surveyed 136 women in July and August, also says the majority of women feel less safe than a year ago.
Oxfam says it's had to scale back some of its relief efforts because of a lack of funding.