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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Ahmed: “My wife and I left to save our lives and those of our children”

Ahmed and his family in front of the shelter he built. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Yemen As Yemen enters its fourth year of war, 22 million people ─ more than 80 percent of the population ─ are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and millions of others have […]

Three years of conflict in Yemen: The human toll

Photo: Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger, Yemen   CURRENT SITUATION “Today, if bombs don’t kill you, it’s illness, lack of food and healthcare or the exorbitant costs of necessities which will. This war is claiming the lives of countless indirect victims.” Lapo Samigli, Action Against Hunger Country Director, Yemen Yemen is the largest humanitarian […]

Hasan, father of 5: “They could not save her or the baby”

Photo: Hasan and his children in front of the shack he built. Action Against Hunger As Yemen enters its fourth year of war, 22 million people ─ more than 80 percent of the population ─ are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and millions of others have been uprooted […]

“Our lives were stable and safe before we found out how painful it is to live in exile.”

Photo: Haja Fatima and her grand-children. Action Against Hunger As Yemen enters its fourth year of war, 22 million people ─ more than 80 percent of the population ─ are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and millions of others have been uprooted as a result of the […]

“We, as children, had to take care of ourselves because we had no parents to do it for us.”

Photo: Osama and siblings. Action Against Hunger As Yemen enters its fourth year of war, 22 million people ─ more than 80 percent of the population ─ are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and millions of others have been uprooted as a result of the conflict between […]

World Refugee Day 2018: Number of forcibly displaced people reaches record high

    June 20th marks World Refugee Day. According to a new report from the United Nations, in 2017, the number of refugees and people displaced by conflict and disaster worldwide reached a record high of 68.5 million. One person was displaced every two seconds in the past year. The vast majority of the countries […]