Close to 70% of the country’s population, 19 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance. An ongoing conflict has left the country ravaged. Tens of thousands of people are either trapped in towns besieged by shelling and airstrikes or have fled their homes searching for safety.
Humanitarian aid agencies are mobilizing life-saving aid, such as water, shelter, food and medical supplies, but intense fighting is hindering access to many people in need.
More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal is coming from and are going hungry. Hospitals and health clinics are overcrowded, with estimates showing 3.3 million children and pregnant or lactating mothers are acutely malnourished and almost half a million children under 5 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.