Yemen : light on a groundbreaking crisis

Published on Thursday 30 November 2017

The conflict that has plagued Yemen since March 2015 has plunged the country into unprecedented chaos, resulting in a severe food crisis and the worst cholera outbreak since 1949.

2.9 million people are displaced in Yemen, 50% of whom are children.

2 out of 3 people are food insecure
6.8 million people are at risk of starvation
3 million children in need of nutritional assistance
1.8 million suffer from malnutrition, of whom 386,000 are severely acute malnutrition
850,000 suspected cases of cholera and 2180 deaths since April 2017
9 million children need assistance in water, sanitation and hygiene.

Photo: Thomas Gruel
Source: OCHA



  • 29.3 million inhabitants
  • 62% poverty rate
  • 168th out of 188 on the Human Development Index