YEMEN: INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE
A humanitarian crisis
people – 80% of the population – needs humanitarian assistance
people are food insecure
people have difficulty accessing drinking water and sanitation
people are displaced from their homes
The social and economic collapse of Yemen
Yemen is dependent on imports, importing 90% of basic food products, which are no longer available. These imports are seriously disrupted by the fighting and the blockade imposed in 2017 by the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
What goods do make it to market are unaffordable due to rampant inflation. The price of gasoline, for example, has tripled in three years. The price of one kilo of rice represents 65% of a person's daily income, according to CARE. Access to services and transportation, particularly for people in remote areas, has become impossible because of rising costs.
Most salaries are no longer being paid. Teachers, medical staff, administrative staff, and others, no longer have the means to support themselves. Most of them refuse to work voluntarily, which causes services to collapse. Fighting and destruction of public infrastructure mean that 50% of health facilities can no longer function.
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