Yemen

Khulood lived with her grandmother and father in Haradh area, which was subjected to heavy aerial bombardment that destroyed many facilities in the area. With acute diarrhoea and lack of health centers, the grandmother travelled to Sana’a capital two days after Khullod fell ill. Khulood received treatment for four consecutive days in Al-Saba’een hospital. The grandmother said that cholera is spreading widely in the area because of the not so good financial status of the citiz Photo: Gabreez

Yemen is caught in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and is on the verge of famine after years of conflict and a de facto blockade have pushed food and fuel prices out of reach.

Relentless fighting is leaving people without clean water, food, hospitals, and schools.

There are now nearly 16 million people—more than half of the population—who do not know where their next meal is coming from. More than three million people have fled their homes, and more than 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Since April 2017, there have been more than 1.3 million suspected cases of cholera, and 2,293 deaths from this preventable disease as a direct result of conflict. This is the one of the worst cholera outbreaks in recent history.

Since July 2015, Oxfam and our partners have reached three million people with assistance including cash and food vouchers.

In response to the cholera outbreak, Oxfam is delivering water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance and training to help prevent the spread of the disease.

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My holiday wish for the people of Yemen

My favorite thing about the holiday season is the chance for my family to come together and reconnect for quality time to relax, play, and reflect. As the year winds down, I can’t help but think of the families I met in Yemen earlier this year. I wonder, and worry, about how they’re coping.

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