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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.
Over eight 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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Last updated: 06/07/18
Every report from our own staff and news teams on the ground brings harrowing accounts of families facing agonising hunger and suffering.
The battle for Hodeidah and the main port there has begun. This will put significant risk on those caught up in conflict but more widely affect the ability to bring food into the northern parts of the country.
The water supply across Hodeidah city could be critically affect by the conflict limiting people's access to clean water and increasing the risk of disease. We've already had reports that over 5,000 people have been displaced. Access to areas of fighting will be extremely difficult.
Oxfam works in nine governorates, trucking water and providing cash for people there to buy food and has helped over three million people in Yemen.
Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Country Director in Yemen, said: "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."
Food and water shortage - cholera threat - 80,000 forced to flee their homes
Escalation of fighting around Yemen's port city of Hudaydah threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of people who are already one step away from famine, international agency Oxfam warned today.
In response to the Yemen cholera outbreak hitting the million suspected cases mark Shane Stevenson, Oxfam's Country Director in Yemen, said:
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