3 million forced to flee
The conflict has threatened millions of lives. 75 percent of the population requires some form of humanitarian assistance.
15+ million people
More than 15 million people, or 53 percent of Yemen's population, are on the brink of starvation as access to food diminishes every day across the country.
1.1 million with cholera
In 2017, Yemen experienced the largest cholera epidemic in the world. Deteriorating conditions increase the spread of preventable disease.
Yemen is in the grip of one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world — 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of increased violence in the country – and more than 22 million vulnerable Yemenis are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
If the war continues, famine could engulf the country, with 15 million people on the brink of starvation. Nearly 400,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition.
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 is unfolding in Yemen with millions fleeing their homes to escape the devastating conflict. They need urgent shelter, protection, and safety.
Yemen on the Brink of Famine
Yemen Crisis Explained
Juma Mohammed Omar stands at the entrance to her shelter in Aden, a town on the soutwestern coast of Yemen.