Yemen is caught in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and on the verge of famine after three years of war 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 already a shocking 17.8 million people—60 percent of the population—who don’t know where they’ll get their next meal, with 6.8 million facing extreme hunger. More than three million people have fled their homes, and nearly 19 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Since April 2017, there have been more than one million suspected cases of cholera, and at least 2,263 deaths from this preventable disease as a direct result of conflict. This is the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreak in recorded history.
Since July 2015, Oxfam and our partners have reached 2.8 million people with assistance including water and sanitation services, cash assistance, and food vouchers.
In response to the cholera outbreak, Oxfam is delivering water, sanitation, and hygiene to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Use your voice: Tell the US to stop fueling war in Yemen.
More than three years of war in Yemen have created near-famine conditions and triggered the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreak in recorded history. Oxfam America President Abby Maxman reports on our work there, and what’s needed to end the conflict and suffering.
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.
Oxfam is helping nearly two million people in hunger-ravaged countries, including Yemen, providing families with desperately needed food, clean drinking water, and sanitation. But we need to scale up those efforts, and we urgently need your support to help save lives.