Yemen Crisis Response


Crisis in yemen

In Yemen, a child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes. 

In its sixth year of civil war, Yemen is on the brink of social collapse. Eighty percent of the population — 24 million people, including roughly 12 million children — are in need of humanitarian assistance. Cholera is endemic. Over 2 million children are malnourished. Some 1.7 million children have been driven from their homes by violence. Two-thirds of girls are pushed into marriage before the age of 18. 

COVID-19 has compounded their suffering. Health services, already strained, are buckling. Children are no longer learning since schools and Child-Friendly Spaces closed to prevent the spread of the virus. In the south, the number of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity is expected to increase from two million to over 3 million in the coming months. 

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