Public Radio International (PRI) aired an extensive interview with Bushra Alkdukhainah, a CARE Yemen staffer, that detailed life in the war-torn country. “There’s no more safe place in Yemen to stay in,” she says.
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.
SANAA, Yemen—(April 21, 2017)-- Ahead of the ‘High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen’ in Geneva on April 25, CARE asks international governments to urgently scale up financial support for millions of people on the brink of famine in Yemen.
Yemen is one of the worst countries in the world for women and girls, but since the war arrived in March 2015, the roles of women have seen a dramatic shift. Now many mothers and daughters walk to the mountainous scrub to gather wood, which they turn into charcoal and sell.
Three hundred and sixty five days and still counting. The war in Yemen continues. The majority of Yemenis who have no stake in the war continue to suffer. Yet, they have an unwavering hope that things will be better tomorrow. Some of these brave hearts are within our own organization CARE.
SANA’A, Yemen—(April 10, 2016)-- Today's agreed cessation of hostilities in Yemen comes at a crucial moment when an entire country is on the brink.
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.