Yemen Humanitarian Crisis
Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is facing a humanitarian crisis. Political instability has devastated the country, and currently more than 10.5 million people are at risk of food insecurity. In addition, refugees from Syria are straining already-scarce resources.
Three years of war have left Yemen damaged and paralyzed. Nowadays, everything you hear about Yemen is conflict, division, food crisis and cholera. People around the world are wondering how Yemenis are still able to cope with this extended crisis and how it affects every aspect of life.
CARE warns: Three years on from escalation of conflict, Yemeni people left sick, starving, and plunged into the darkness
AMMAN, Jordan (March 21, 2018) – After three years of brutal conflict, Yemeni people have been left sick, starving, and in the dark, warns international aid organization CARE. An analysis of satellite images by Prof. Xi Li and Prof.
Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, was quoted in an NPR story about the staggering numbers of cholera cases in war-torn Yemen, in which the resulting devastation has turned it into one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, spoke to NPR, while sheltering from airstrikes during intensified fighting in the Middle Eastern country.
Yemeni Civilians Cannot Take Any More Suffering
Johan Mooij, CARE’s country director in Yemen, told TIME about CARE’s efforts to deliver aid to millions of people in Yemen, the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, worsened by a recent Saudi-led blockade.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population.