The humanitarian situation in Yemen is worsening as political instability and the conflict continues. After decades of chronic underdevelopment and socio-economic crisis, 15.9 million people – more than 60 percent of the population – are now in need of humanitarian assistance. Children and women have been hardest hit.
“More than 800,000 children under the age of 5 are suffering from acute malnutrition,” says Dawelbait Mohamed, CARE Yemen’s Country Director. “This is alarming. Every day this crisis continues, more people are facing poverty and despair.”