Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and levels of humanitarian needs are staggering. Eighty per cent of the population – 24.1 million people – need some form of humanitarian assistance. A total of 230 out of Yemen’s 333 districts (69 per cent) are at risk of famine. According to WHO, more than 862,607 suspected cholera cases were reported from 1 January to end of December 2019. An estimated 3.34 million people are internally displaced across the country; another 1 million have returned to their homes.
Despite a difficult operating environment, since the beginning of 2019, 208 international and national humanitarian organisations continue to work across Yemen, responding to the most acute needs. Together, they delivered some form of humanitarian assistance to over 13.7 million people since January 2019, of whom an average of 11.7 million people received emergency food assistance. Over 10 million people, inlcluding 4.5 million children, were reached with hygiene kits, household water treatment supplies and awareness by Cholera Rapid Response Teams in cholera priority areas.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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