2015 Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview (Revision) [EN/AR]



An estimated 21.1 million people in Yemen - 80 per cent of the population - now require humanitarian assistance. This is a 33 per cent increase in the number of people in need since late 2014 (15.9 million people).

Over one million people have been internally displaced and need emergency shelter and essential household items, as do an additional 200,000 vulnerable host community members.

An estimated 20.4 million people require assistance to access to safe drinking water and sanitation. 15.2 million people require assistance to obtain basic healthcare; 1.5 million women and children need nutrition services, and 2.9 million children require emergency access to education.

At least 12.3 million people – nearly half the population - are food insecure, representing a 15.7 per cent increase since the crisis began.

Civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence, with 11.4 million people in need protection assistance, including 7.3 million children.


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