SANAA – (December 6, 2018) – As pockets of famine-like conditions are announced in parts of Yemen and the majority of the population are shown to be suffering from emergency or crisis levels of food insecurity, CARE urgently calls for more funding to prevent further catastrophe i
After almost four years of brutal conflict, the stakes in Yemen are shocking and must be stated clearly: 20 million people are at risk of starving to death if the parties to the conflict and their supporters do not change course immediately.
The burden on the Yemeni people is relentless. CARE and other aid organizations are desperately trying to fill the gaps, working tirelessly to provide food and supplies to those who have no alternative. However, humanitarian aid is a short-term solution. The only way to turn the tide of suffering for the Yemeni people is to bring an end to the conflict. Warring conflict must engage in good faith with the peace process being led by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen in Sweden. This crisis is entirely man-made – hunger and famine in Yemen are absolutely caused by the conflict and can only be stopped by bringing an end to the war.
The stakes in Yemen are shocking and must be stated clearly: 14 million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen if the parties to the conflict and their supporters do not change course immediately.
SANAA (November 1, 2018) – Amid discussion of a famine declaration in Yemen, CARE calls for the implementation of an immediate ceasefire and political action to end the conflict. Only political will for peace can stop the fast deteriorating food and currency crisis in Yemen.
At 7 a.m., the bell rings at the school next to Maryam’s house. Maryam, 16, and her sisters wake up, quickly put on some clothes and rush out the door. Outside, girls with books in hand hurry toward the school. Maryam and her sisters wave at their friends and then walk in the opposite direction.