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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.
6.8m people are in extreme hunger across the country and the wider humanitarian situation continues to worsen.
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: 01/08/18
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 Hudaydah has begun. This will not only risk the lives of 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 Hudaydah city could be critically affected by the conflict, limiting people's access to clean water and increasing the risk of disease. We've already had reports that more than 5,000 people have been displaced. Access to areas where there is fighting will be extremely difficult. Oxfam currently does not have access to Hudaydah city but is in the process of doing an assessment to start a response inside Hudaydah. For now Oxfam is providing people who have flood Hudaydah for Hajjah with hygiene and shelter kits, water and cash
Oxfam works in nine governorates, trucking water and providing cash for people to buy food. Oxfam has so far helped more than 3 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."
Oxfam is warning of catastrophic repercussions for people in Yemen if the Saudi and Emirati led coalition, and aligned forces, continue to push for control of the main route linking the port city of Hudaydah to Sana'a.
August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen due to a combination of the warring parties' reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage said... Read more
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