When you think of the Middle East, these are not usually the first words that spring to mind. This however is the harsh reality in Yemen.
Yemen is the poorest of the Arab nations. For over 6 years now, a humanitarian crisis has engulfed the country and continues to deteriorate.
24 MILLION PEOPLE, that’s 80% of the population, are in desperate need of support following the devastating impacts of:
The ongoing conflict has broken what was already a fragile economy leaving MILLIONS HOMELESS & OUT OF WORK. Even those in work, lack a secure income, many public servants have not received a regular salary in years.
The economic impacts lead to the inability to procure essential food supplies. Food prices have continued to rise due to the decline in imported produce and currency depreciation. The mass population is unable to purchase even the cheapest staple grains.
Women and Children travel through villages, crossing mountains and covering distances up to 3 miles just to access clean water. The struggle continues with the journey home carrying 20 liters on their head or in their hands.
The lack of water leads to high outbreaks of diseases, with the most common being Cholera. As with the rest of the World, Yemen has not been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited health facilities, already running at reduced capacities due to power cuts are at breaking point.
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