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Millions of men, women and children are one step away from famine. Yemen is also now suffering the largest ever outbreak of cholera since records began. We urgently need your help to feed families and save lives.
Over seven million people are severely hungry and don't know where their next meal is coming from. Children are starving, fragile and underweight. Months of devastating airstrikes, shelling and fighting on the ground have left families struggling to survive.
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."
In reaction to the announcement that more than 500,000 people are suspected of contracting cholera in Yemen Katy Wright, Head of Advocacy, Oxfam said:
Massive aid effort and cease-fire needed as rainy season approaches.
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