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Deadly clashes and air strikes in Yemen have seen more than 1800 people killed. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to leave their homes and are struggling to find food and water.
Over 60 percent of the population - 16 million people - were already in need of some form of aid before the air strikes started.
Conflict in Yemen is making a dire situation worse, push for a permanent and immediate ceasefire.
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Oxfam's warehouse in Saada, in the Northern Governorate in Yemen, after a coalition airstrike hit on Saturday 18 April 2015. The warehouse contained humanitarian supplies used in Oxfam's water and sanitation projects.
The situation is deteriorating with the country coming to a standstill with a lack of fuel leading to a severe lack of basic services and commodities.
Regular imports of food and fuel have not reached Yemen since the escalation in violence began, due to the closure of land, sea and air routes into the country. Yemen relies on imports to meet more than 80 per cent of national food consumption, with 90 per cent of staple food items, such as wheat, and all rice imported.
Before this latest escalation in the conflict, more than 10 million Yemenis - almost half the population - were already going hungry every day. The absence of imports is now pushing food and fuel prices out of reach of even more people.
Ongoing airstrikes, ground fighting and fuel shortages mean that an additional 3 million Yemenis are now without clean drinking water - raising the total number of Yemenis without a clean water supply and sanitation to at least 16 million - almost... Read more
The current five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen will not significantly ease the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict and the six-week-long de facto blockade, Oxfam warned today. While the pause could offer some relief to people in desperate... Read more
With a proposed five-day humanitarian pause in air strikes in Yemen due to start later today, Grace Ommer, Oxfam's Yemen Country Director said:
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