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Snapshot Update: Yemen’s humanitarian crisis exacerbates health concerns

Yemen, According to the United Nations, is currently suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 

Since 2015, Yemen has been a country ravaged by war resulting in the breakdown of public entities that provide resources. Millions of people are without basic resources such as shelter, food, sanitation, and running water. 

Save the Children estimates 85,000 children have died of malnutrition between April 2015 and October 2018. 10 million people in Yemen are considered to be near famine if the war continues. Nearly 80% of the population is in need of humanitarian aid. 

Due to airstrikes, only half of the country’s healthcare facilities are functioning, and even fewer have the capacity to treat patients stricken with COVID. Coupled with the lack of equipment 

Yemen is particularly susceptible to the coronavirus pandemic. As humanitarian aid has decreased due to lack of funding, many worry that the situation in Yemen will only become more dire. Learn more about how you can help here. 

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