Food and water: no longer a basic good, but a great need.
2.2 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Yemen is the poorest Arab country and one of the least developed: it ranks 160 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Since March 2015, the armed conflict has spread rapidly across the country with devastating consequences. An estimated 21 million people, which is 80 per cent of the population in Yemen, is in dire need of humanitarian assistance. A high number of civilians have died during the war. As the mortality rates soar, life expectancy has dropped to 63 years and the number of internally displaced people risen to 3.2 million.