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Yemen: Nur Jahan* inside her house wearing a mask to protect herself from Covid-19, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Fabeha Monir/Oxfam

Yemen crisis

The situation in Yemen

It’s been 8 years since armed conflict in Yemen began. Millions have been forced to flee their homes, and lives and livelihoods have been destroyed. And now, more than 24 million Yemenis (around 80 per cent of the population) do not have enough food. 

Bombing campaigns and the blockading of ports are having a huge impact on ordinary civilians getting the food and supplies that they need. Around 90 per cent of essential goods – food, fuel, medical supplies – need to imported. This is having a devastating impact. 


What is Oxfam doing?

Oxfam has been working in Yemen since 1983, and since July of 2015 Oxfam has reached more than 3 million people with clean water, sanitation and help to buy food.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the worst in the world, and while the conflict is making our work incredibly challenging, Oxfam is determined to keep on doing what it takes to support.