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Yemen: 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview Snapshot [EN/AR]

 

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world.
Nearly four years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving the country to the brink of famine and exacerbating needs in all sectors. An estimated 80 per cent of the population – 24 million people – require some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 14.4 million who are in acute need. Severity of needs is deepening, with the number of people in acute need a staggering 27 per cent higher than last year. Two-thirds of all districts in the country are already pre-famine, and one-third face a convergence of multiple acute vulnerabilities. The escalation of the conflict since March 2015 has dramatically aggravated the protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
14 Apr 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report