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.
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.
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.
“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.