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.

8/6/18

The New York Times: Dozens of Dead in Yemen, and Blame Pointing in Both Directions

The New York Times quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE Yemen’s assistant country director in a story about recent airstrikes in the war-torn country. “These attacks literally came out of the blue,” she said. “We keep thinking that it cannot get any worse.

8/6/18

Joint NGO statement on attack in Hodeidah on 2 August

We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organizations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on August 2nd, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children.

8/3/18

CNN: Yemen at risk of third cholera epidemic, health officials warn

CNN.com quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE’s assistant country director in Yemen, in a story about the Yemen humanitarian crisis and the risk of a third cholera epidemic in the country, as cases are continuing to increase near the capital, Sanaa, and the major port city of Hodeidah.

8/3/18

Airstrikes in Hodeidah Mark Fresh Violence in Vulnerable Yemen Port City

SANAA (August 3, 2018) – Almost two months after an offensive on the Yemen port city of Hodeidah began, last night airstrikes hit a fish market and the entrance to a hospital, injuring up to 70 people and killing at least 20, including medical staff.

6/14/18

Joint Statement: Escalation on Hodeidah

AMMAN (June 14, 2018) - International aid groups working in Yemen today expressed outrage at the loss of human life that has resulted from a military assault on Hodeidah city and its port, and accused the attackers of a total disregard for human suffering.

6/14/18

NBC Nightly News: Millions at risk of starvation in Yemen amid new military offensive

Jolien Veldwijk, CARE Yemen’s assistant country director of CARE, was featured on NBC Nightly News in a segment about the limited access of humanitarian aid in Yemen after a recent military offensive blocked t

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