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23 Nov 2016 description
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NEEDS & KEY FIGURES

An estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Escalating conflict since March 2015 has created a vast protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights, and are struggling to survive.

KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

Impact of the crisis

22 Nov 2015 description
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People in Need 21.2M
Nov 2015

Humanitarian needs & key figures

Ongoing conflict is devastating Yemen. Humanitarian partners now estimate that 21.2 million people – or 82 per cent of the population – require some kind of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights. The severity of needs among vulnerable people has also intensified across sectors. Major needs include the following:

1. Protection of Civilians

12 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights:

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.

22 Dec 2014 description

KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

An estimated 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of the population – need some form of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, an increase of 8 per cent since last year. The rise is primarily due to expanding conflict, growing arrivals of migrants and refugees, and population growth in areas with poor access to even the most basic services.

Food insecurity and malnutrition

31 Oct 2013 description
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IMPACT OF THE CRISIS

  • An estimated 14.7 million people – 58% of the population of Yemen – are affected by the humanitarian crisis and in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Underdevelopment, poor governance, environmental stress, demographic pressure and continued political instability contribute to vulnerability.