SANA’A, Yemen—(March, 22, 2016)— More than 80 percent of the population of Yemen has been severely affected by the ongoing and brutal armed conflict that further escalated one year ago.
Keeping your sense of self and, as a women, your femininity, can be hard when bombs are falling all around you and you’re running out of food and water, let alone makeup and perfume. But it is important.
Even before the conflict started, collecting water was a risky business. Most water points in the area consist of little more than open wells and it was not uncommon that women or children would fall down them while trying to collect water, injuring themselves, or even worse, dying.
Decades after fleeing their home country, more than 30,000 Somalis returned home from Yemen. They are fleeing yet another war.
“We will not run away and give up on our country. We will survive this war, and help bring change to Yemen.”
- At June 14 peace talks, CARE calls for permanent ceasefire and end to commercial blockade
- Yemen currently has greatest level of humanitarian need in the world
Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14 in Geneva.
Aid agencies call for an immediate and permanent cease fire as 70,000 people flee Coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen
A group of 17 aid agencies working in Yemen today condemned the growing intensity of airstrikes in the north of Yemen on 8th and 9th of May 2015, as an estimated 70,000 people including 28,000 children flee from the northern Governorate of Sa'ada.