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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 seven 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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Every report from our own staff and news teams on the ground brings harrowing accounts of families facing agonising hunger and suffering.
Oxfam has called on the UK government to throw its full diplomatic weight behind efforts to help prevent an attack on Hodeida port in Yemen. The agency called for it to do this both directly and through the UN
Hodeida is a key port that handles key imports of food, fuel and medicine. With more than 22 million people reliant of humanitarian aid and more than 8 million people one step away from famine, aid agencies have long warned of the humanitarian fall out of such an attack.
Before this latest escalation in the conflict, more than 10 million Yemenis were already going hungry every day. Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East and poverty and inequality was increasing.
Oxfam works in eight governorates, trucking water and providing cash for people there to buy food and has helped over 2.8 million people since July 2015.
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."
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:
1,000 days of war and a crippling blockade is starving its people.
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