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With over 20 million in need of aid, Yemen is the world's single largest humanitarian crisis. Our team on the ground is working tirelessly to provide food, clean water and essential household items. This year alone, we have reached 4 million people with basic aid. But so much more is needed. 

Here's the latest news coming out of Yemen:


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In numbers

In 2017

  • 338,000
    people benefited from the ICRC activities in the field of water and sanitation
  • 879,000
    people, including those displaced received various forms of assistance
  • 6,000
    detainees benefited from improved living conditions – ventilation and sanitation systems – and access to clean water inside detention places
  • 560
    weapon bearers and health care professionals participated in first aid training sessions in front-line areas
  • 140,000
    wounded and emergency trauma patients received around 30,120 surgeries
  • 71,711
    people with disabilities, including more than 6,600 amputees, obtained physical rehabilitation services at five ICRC-supported centres in Aden, Mukalla, Sana’a, Taiz and Sa’ada
  • 3,100
    Red Cross messages distributed to connect family members
  • 230
    tracing requests from families separated collected

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