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Millions of men, women and children are one step away from famine. We urgently need your help to feed families and save lives.
Oxfam is working in the worst affected areas in Yemen. We're helping so that families can feed themselves over the coming weeks. We're supplying clean, safe water for drinking and washing
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Every report from our own staff and news teams on the ground brings harrowing accounts of families facing agonising hunger and suffering. Now, Yemen is just a step away from famine.
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate with fuel shortages, rising food prices and a severe lack of basic services making daily survival a painful struggle for millions.
Before this latest escalation in the conflict, more than 10 million Yemenis were already going hungry every day. Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East and poverty and inequality was increasing.
In response to the Yemen crisis, Oxfam has reached more than one million people with water and sanitation services, cash assistance and food vouchers. Help has included:
Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Country Director in Yemen, said: "Ground fighting, shelling and airstrikes by all warring parties have compounded an already severe food crisis and could push Yemen to the edge, with 7.6 million people already severely food insecure.
"People desperately need food and water, medicine and health services, they need aid that can reach them - ultimately they need the conflict to end so they can rebuild their lives. All those fuelling Yemen's tragedy need to stop being arms brokers and start becoming peace brokers. The international community must redouble its efforts to help bring this crisis to a peaceful resolution."
Oxfam and the Disasters Emergency Committee
More money is urgently needed to ease the humanitarian suffering in Yemen but aid alone is no substitute for reviving efforts to bring about peace, Oxfam said today as ministers will gather in Geneva tomorrow for a high level pledging event.
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Responding to the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy, Elisa Bacciotti, Oxfam's Campaigns Director, said:
Reacting to concern that Hodeidah port in Yemen is about to be attacked by the Saudi-led coalition, international aid agency Oxfam warns that this is likely to be the final straw that pushes the country into near certain famine. Yemen is dependent... Read more
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