2015 had a devastating impact on men, women and children in what was already the poorest country in the Middle East. Since March, the blatant disregard by parties to the conflict for civilians and months of reduced fuel, food, and medical imports, recently eased, have all but collapsed the social and economic fabric of Yemen. Some, 5,979 conflict related deaths and 28,208 wounded were reported in 2015. Humanitarian needs are now dramatic and deepening among the most vulnerable. Close to 21.2 million out of 26 million people, now require some form of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights.
As of 31 December, some US$ 892 million was secured against the $1.6 billion 2015 requirement.
Despite increasing impediments and danger to humanitarian action, including more check points, delayed humanitarian movement notification procedures with the parties to conflict, and continued air strikes and ground fighting, humanitarians were able to assist at least 8.8 million men, women and children in 2015. Seven humanitarians, the majority of which were Yemeni, were killed while carrying out their work.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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