Yemen Refugee Crisis

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen. More than 2 million have been forced to flee their homes – 22 million need assistance.

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Yemen is in the grip of one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world — 2 million have been forced to flee their homes because of increased violence in the country – and more than 22 million innocent Yemenis are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.

If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three months, with 12 to 13 million civilians at risk of starvation. This would be the world’s worst famine in a century.

Despite the backdrop of violence, conditions in the surrounding region are so poor that more than 280,000 have sought refuge in Yemen – fleeing violence and persecution in Somalia.


A humanitarian catastrophe unfolds in Yemen (0:31)

The situation facing many displaced Yemenis is a struggle for survival – food, water, medical care and shelter are priority needs. Seventy-five percent of the country’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance.

Many are enduring miserable and inadequate living conditions in overcrowded or makeshift shelters. Deteriorating conditions have also increased the spread of preventable diseases, such as cholera.

Your help is needed…


UNHCR is facing a severe shortage of funds needed to keep millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing violence safe. Your gift will help close the gap and give vulnerable children, women and men hope for a safe future. You can be with them on every step of their journey, every day of the year, wherever refugees are in need. Please be generous.

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