12 million people in Yemen depend on aid for “their survival”

8 February 2017

A US$2.1 billion appeal to help 12 million Yemenis who depend on aid “for their survival” has been launched by the UN and its humanitarian partners.

Without international support, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien warns in a statement released on Wednesday, Yemen could face famine this year.

Since March 2015, violent conflict has created a vast protection crisis in Yemen in which millions face threats to their safety and basic rights.

George Khoury, the country director for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, spoke to Reem Abaza about the appeal and about how families are coping with dwindling supplies of food.

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