1. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people (80% of the population) in need of humanitarian assistance. The country has been suffering ever since March 2015, when a big civil war between Houthi Shia Muslim rebels and the government broke out.
The UN hoped an agreement would clear the way for a political settlement, but nothing was further from the truth. In January 2020, there was an escalation in hostilities between the Houthis and Saudi-led coalition forces. There was a lot of fighting on front lines, missile strikes, and air raids.
Right now, there are 20.1 million people that are food insecure, with 10 million of those only a step away from famine. There are three million acutely malnourished children, pregnant or lactating women in the country.
Nearly four million people have been displaced since the civil war broke out in March 2015. These people are especially at high risk for Covid-19.
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