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Yemen's Invisible Food Crisis

Yemen's Invisible Food Crisis
8 pages

Publication date
24 Mar 2016

Publisher
Oxfam

Series
Oxfam Media Briefings

Type
Policy paper

A year of intense conflict has created one of the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies and risks pushing millions into famine. Since March 2015, Yemen has been gripped by a conflict involving different forces including the Houthis, the former president, and the Government of Yemen backed by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

During an intense 12 months, markets have been bombed, water plants and businesses destroyed and most essential services have ground to a halt. Almost 600 health facilities have closed due to damage or a shortage of supplies or staff. This briefing shares the experiences of some of the 250 people interviewed by Oxfam in Yemen in February 2016 and shows how a year of intense conflict has created one of the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies and risks pushing millions into famine.

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