Be on the brink of sth
To be in a situation where something bad is going to happen very soon:
The two countries are on the brink of war.
1 Millions of children face starvation in Yemen warns United Nations – BBC News
26 jun. 2020
2 ‘We’re starving to death’: City of Maracaibo symbolises Venezuela’s collapse
22 apr. 2020
3 Yemen’s civil war: children on the brink of starvation | Unreported World
1 nov. 2017
Yemen: Britain’s forgotten war: Yemen an extremely distressing place. Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, fight the Yemeni President, who is backed by a Saudi led coalition of countries. The fighting, and in particular, the bombing of key transport links has led to severe food shortages and malnutrition. Krishnan Guru-Murthy went to see the extent of it last year, and be warned there are distressing images of starving children in this report.
This episode was first aired on 30/09/2016.
23 mei 2011