The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is considered by the United Nations to be the worst in world. Following an escalation in conflict between between the internationally recognised Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah (Houthi) in 2015, more than 24 million people (80% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance. The conflict has displaced more than a million people and has given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages, and threats of famine.
2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report
The SHCC identified 81 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Yemen in 2020, compared to 35 such incidents in 2019. In these incidents health facilities were destroyed and damaged and health workers were killed and injured. Years of ongoing war have left only half of Yemen’s health facilities functional.