UNHCR and Better Shelter
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, currently experiences the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Violence, lack of food, lack of basic services and shelter has left 24 million, or about 80% of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured since the war began in 2015, among them at least 17,000 civilians.
An estimated 3.65 million people are displaced and the escalating conflict is causing extensive damage to public and civilian infrastructure. About 20 million require food aid, including almost 10 million who are reported to be on the brink of famine.
Among many activities, UNHCR provides shelter to Yemenis who despite the conflict remains in the country.
Find out more about the situation in Yemen here.
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