A country pushed towards a man-made famine
Since March 2015, Yemen has been wracked by a complex and bloody war. Today, two years on, airstrikes and fighting have led to more than 7400 deaths, an average of 65 casualties per day, and seven million others just a step away from starvation. The world now faces the largest humanitarian crisis on the globe, and must act now to avoid famine in Yemen.
Before the conflict, Yemen was marked as the poorest country in the region, but the conflict has fuelled its state of crisis. Ports, roads and bridges for supply routes, along with warehouses, farms and markets have been regularly destroyed by all sides, draining the country's food stocks. This, coupled with a flattened economy, has created an abyss of hunger and a serious threat of famine.