"I think many of us felt as we went into the 21st century that it was unthinkable that we could see a famine like we saw in Ethiopia… the reality is that in Yemen that is precisely what we are looking at."
Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian co-ordinator for Yemen
The people of Yemen face the triple threat of war, disease and hunger. Now coronavirus has started to spread. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicts that there may already have been over a million infections. The pandemic could further devastate Yemen's already fragile health system with only 50% of health care facilities in the country functioning.
Less than half of the population have access to basic handwashing facilities in their homes. People desperately need help to protect themselves.
Before the war, Yemen imported around 90 percent of its food and most of its fuel. Then sea, land and air restrictions stopped imports entering. Markets, farms and water sources were shelled or bombed. And food is now on average twice as expensive, which means the poorest people are suffering the most.
Oxfam is doing everything possible to help people get the food and clean water they need to survive. But that isn't enough-the Yemeni people are asking for peace - they must be able to rebuild their lives, and live without the fear and devastation caused by war.