Yemen

Dispatch from Yemen - Tackling the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

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Abu Bakar School in Aser, Sana’a. IDPs line up to receive a meal. © UNOCHA/Muath Algabal

Arriving in Aden, a mere 45-minute plane ride from Djibouti, there is little doubt that one is entering a country deeply affected by conflict.

Immediately after landing, one can’t help but notice the tanks and large sand bags all over the tarmac.

It is a stark reminder of a conflict that is now entering its fourth year and has devastated the country. The human impact of the conflict can hardly be overstated. Over the past six weeks, it has become even worse as a deep, rapidly unfolding economic crisis has gripped the country.

If a famine takes hold in Yemen, it will be “much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives,” the top UN humanitarian official, Mark Lowcock, warned the UN Security Council in October.

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