Yemen: people in desperate need of assistance

  • Sana’a, Sawan district
    Sana’a, Sawan district
    Civilian areas have not been spared the fighting. All sides have suffered.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/T. Glass
  • Taiz, Dahra area of Janad district
    Taiz, Dahra area of Janad district
    Amidst the destruction, the civilian population struggle to survive. Every day brings new challenges and new dangers.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/A. Mahyoub
  • Saada city
    Saada city
    The fighting across the country has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/A. Grand
  • Aden, Al-Jumhouriya hospital
    Aden, Al-Jumhouriya hospital
    Thousands have been injured or wounded across the country. This family suffered second and third degree burns. The hospitals are struggling to cope with the numbers of patients. Supplies are short.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/S. Ammane
  • Sana'a, close to the Al-Kuweit hospital
    Sana'a, close to the Al-Kuweit hospital
    Sana’a. Women and children queuing for water near Al-Kuweit hospital.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/T. Glass
  • Taiz, Demna area
    Taiz, Demna area
    Dozens of people line up in blistering heat to buy wheat amid extreme food shortages across the country. Ninety percent of the country’s food is imported; but restrictions mean most of it cannot be brought into the country.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/A. Mahyoub
  • Aden
    Evacuation of a hospital due to intensification of fighting nearby. Across the country, at least 150 medical facilities have been damaged or destroyed. Four volunteers with the Yemen Red Crescent Society have lost their lives.
  • Taiz
    Every family has been touched by the conflict. Water, food and other essential items remain in short supply.
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/A. Mahyoub
  • A local resident explains to the ICRC president how her home was destroyed in the old city of Sana'a
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/H Al-Ansi
  • ICRC President walking through rubble in an affected area of the old city of Sana'a
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  • Mahmoud, a teenage boy who was the victim of a land mine in Aden is receiving treatment in Al-Joumhouri Hospital in Sana'a
    CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/H Al-Ansi
10 August 2015

Since the start of the current conflict in Yemen, thousands of people have been living in desperate conditions. Homes, hospitals, civilians and health workers have been attacked. Water and food are scarce.