YEMEN FOOD SECURITY
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Marking more than five years since conflict began in Yemen between Government forces and their allies, against Houthi rebel militias, tens of thousands have been killed, an estimated four million displaced and 80 percent of the country’s 29 million people – and majority of them children – are dependent on humanitarian aid for survival.
- Some 10 million people are suffering from the extreme shortage of food and do not know where their next meal will come from.
- Two million children, plus a million pregnant or breastfeeding women, require treatment for acute malnutrition.
- The United Nations has confirmed that more than 6,500 children have been killed or injured in the violence since the conflict began.
- The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, which measures food security in countries around the world, has found that over half of Yemen’s population is facing crisis-levels or worse of food insecurity and that a famine could be declared by December 2020 if conditions continue to deteriorate.
- The country’s water and sanitation infrastructure has also been severely damaged, posing serious health risks.
- An estimated 16 million people do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. In 2017, more than 1 million people suffered from cholera or watery diarrhea.