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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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The UK is fuelling the Yemen crisis by selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
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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 - almost half the population - were already going hungry every day. Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East and poverty and inequality was increasing when fighting escalated in March 2015.
Now half of the population - 14.4 million people - require help with food.
In response to the Yemen crisis, Oxfam has supported more than 913,000 people and aims to reach 1.2 million. 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."
US to review support to Saudi-led coalition
The UK should immediately halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen as well as support an independent international inquiry into breaches of the rules of war, Oxfam said today.
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In reaction to today's UN Human Rights Council decision not to set up an independent inquiry to investigate human rights violations by all sides to the conflict in Yemen, Sajjad Mohammed Sajid, Oxfam Country Director in Yemen, said:
Reacting to the use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen, the joint report by the Business, Innovation and Skills and International Development Committees, and the Foreign Affairs Select Committee report with the same title, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB... Read more
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