Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis since WWII and the world's worst famine in 100 years
YEMEN IS IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY
We must take action to prevent further tragedy and death.
In recent times, Yemen has faced countless issues including political corruption, economic instability, and lack of civil liberties. Unfortunately, after the civil war broke out in 2015, the country's situation worsened, leaving Yemen in a state of disarray. Those who could leave fled to neighboring countries as refugees seeking asylum. Those without the resources to flee were forced to face an unimaginable fate. Homes have been bombed and destroyed, civilians have been displaced and left without shelter. The Yemeni people face famine, and children are dying of malnourishment. There is a shortage of medical supplies, and many hospitals and clinics are forced to shut down. Due to this lack of medical care, cholera and diphtheria have become epidemics, leaving thousands dead in their wake. The people of Yemen are suffering from all these factors and are in urgent need of immediate help.
SEVERE FOOD INSECURITY
Due to Yemen's economic and political collapse as a result of the war, an estimated 17.8 million people, over 60% of the Yemeni population, do not have access to food and nutrition. Seven million of them are at the brink of starvation. Immediate assistance is needed to save lives.
COLLAPSE OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
War tactics such as restrictions on medical imports, destruction of health facilities, and non-payment of healthcare workers led to the collapse of the Yemeni healthcare system. Fewer than 45% of health facilities in Yemen are fully functioning. The Yemeni population is lacking trauma care, medicine, and basic medical care.
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
2.9 million people are currently internally displaced. That's more than 10% of the Yemeni population. The country has experienced displacement since March 2015 due to the ongoing conflict. A large majority of them have been displaced for more than twelve months.
STATISTICS ON YEMEN
22.2 million out of 28.3 people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance
11.3 million out of 13 million children in Yemen need humanitarian assistance
1 in 3 Yemeni children under the age of 5 suffers from severe malnutrition causing stunted growth (i.e., underdeveloped brains)
16 million people (over half the population) lack access to safe water for drinking and bathing
Over 1 million cases of cholera/acute watery diarrhea and over 2,000 cases of diphtheria