The conflict in Yemen is quickly exacerbating the need for humanitarian aid in one of the poorest countries in the region.
Air strikes and rebel violence have destroyed many homes and community infrastructures, forcing more than 100,000 Yeminis to flee conflict areas in search of safety.
“The situation in this region, which has been badly affected by bombing and fighting on the ground, is worrying,” said Vincent Taillandier, Director of Operations at Action Against Hunger France.
“Food and fuel are both very difficult to find. Hospitals in the region are devoid of personnel and equipment.”
Food scarcity will grow dramatically as access to roads, airports, and fuel to transport food becomes increasingly limited. The immediate need now for the displaced population is access to safe drinking water, emergency shelter, and health services.
Action Against Hunger is committed to supporting the most vulnerable in the country. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our operations will be adjusted to address the growing needs of affected families while ensuring our staffs’ safety.