The opening of 2016 has seen casualty figures mount to over 6,400 dead and 30,000 injured since violence escalated in March 2015. Some 21.2 million people are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. This includes 14.4 million people unable to meet their food requirements, 19.4 million who lack clean water and sanitation, and 14.1 million without adequate healthcare. At least 2.7 million have fled their homes.
The severity of needs are, in large part, due to the disregard, by all parties to the conflict, to their responsibilities under international humanitarian and human right law. Civilians continue to suffer.
Despite the increasing security risks and administrative hurdles, imposed by all parties to the conflict on humanitarian action, humanitarians continue to bravely assist people across Yemen’s 22 Governorates
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.