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The armed conflict in Yemen is entering its sixth year, making it the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

Thousands of civilians have lost their lives and property. Nearly 4 million people have been forced to flee to safer places across the country. Essential services have almost collapsed, leaving millions of people in Yemen vulnerable to a humanitarian crisis.

Yemen is facing the world's largest food security emergency, leaving nearly 20 million people – representing 66 percent of the country's population – in need of humanitarian assistance.

In the middle of this humanitarian crisis, our team in the field is working relentlessly. We are providing food and basic household equipment to as many people as possible. We are also supporting health care facilities while trying to improve the conditions of prisoners.

In the year 2020, we were able to help millions of people in Yemen. But millions are still in need of help.

The health situation in Yemen

 War in Yemen


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In numbers

In 2020

  • 5,811,970
    people benefited from the ICRC activities in the field of water and sanitation.
  • 20,000
    detainees benefited from improved living conditions – ventilation and sanitation systems – and access to clean water inside detention places.
  • 1,643,880
    people, including those displaced, received various forms of assistance including food, cash grants, essential household items, agricultural and livestock assistance.
  • 1,324,123
    Consultations were given to patients in 83 ICRC-supported hospitals and health centers.
  • 2,396,026
    livestock was vaccinated.

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