The worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world.
20.7 million people in Yemen are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. This is more than 2/3 of the Yemeni population.
War has been raging in Yemen for six years, leading to unimaginably catastrophic conditions in the already impoverished country. An end to the complex conflict is not in sight any time soon. Currently, there are warnings of a massive famine, as resources for emergency humanitarian aid are insufficient.
Even before the violence broke out in March 2015, Yemen was the poorest and most vulnerable country in the Middle East. Aside from the thousands of deaths, the armed conflict continues to cause waves of internal displacement that now affect nearly 4 million people. In addition, Yemen has experienced a high refugee influx, primarily from Africa.
Meanwhile, there is insufficient food for more than half of Yemen’s people; 1.8 million children are severely malnourished. Towns, houses, and vital infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, and water supplies have been damaged or destroyed by years of heavy fighting.
The United Nations calls it the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, made worse by the spread of Covid-19. The people of Yemen need help in many areas of life: They lack food, clean water, and health care. Vision Hope International is currently working in the governorates of Hajjah, al-Mahwit, and Al-Hodeidah.