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Yemen Crisis Appeal

5 years on - the people of Yemen remain in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

Since March 2015 - war has put 24 million Yemeni women, men and children in need of humanitarian assistance. The local market prices for food have rocketed, pushing huge numbers of people into poverty.

There is widespread cholera and emergency levels of people requiring clean water and sanitation facilities.

Oxfam and local partners are on the ground now. We have provided over 3 million people with access to safe, clean water and are providing cash assistance and food vouchers to the most vulnerable.

You can help us continue to get vital aid to Yemen and save lives now.

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Last updated: 19/02/20

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Every report from our own staff and news teams on the ground brings harrowing accounts of families facing agonising hunger and suffering. 

The situation

"I think many of us felt as we went into the 21st century that it was unthinkable that we could see a famine like we saw in Ethiopia… the reality is that in Yemen that is precisely what we are looking at."
Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian co-ordinator for Yemen

The people of Yemen face the triple threat of war, disease and hunger. A country already suffering extreme poverty has been pushed further towards its limits by a conflict, partly fuelled by UK made weapons.

Before the war, Yemen imported around 90 percent of its food and most of its fuel. Markets, farms and water sources were shelled or bombed. Sea, land and air restrictions stopped imports entering and those in need of medical attention leaving the country. And food on average is twice as expensive which meant the poorest people are suffering the most.

Oxfam is doing everything possible to help people get the food and clean water they need to survive. But that isn't enough-the Yemeni people are asking for peace - they must be able to rebuild their lives, and live without the fear and devastation caused by war.

According to the UN, nearly 10 million people are facing severe food insecurity, and on the brink of famine. That's over half the population of Yemen. If fighting continues through 2022, UN estimates 500,000 may including 300,000 from hunger/lack of healthcare.

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