According to the United Nations, Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. War that has ravaged the country since 2015 has killed over 50,000 people, including many civilians, and destroyed the economy and vital infrastructure. The country is now on the brink of what could be the world’s worst famine in over 100 years. More than half the population – 14 million women, men, and children – are at risk of famine.
Get the latest updates on the crisis from the United Nations.
Yemen: How Did We Get Here? A brief background to the conflict
Since 2015, the UN and its partners have been on the ground providing lifesaving assistance and protection. Here are a few ways:
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