Yemen: Profile of the Crisis as of March 2018
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen in the worst in the world. The impact on the population is devastating.
People in Need
Water and sanitation
The United Nations provided support for the negotiations between the Government and the opposition, which resulted in the signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism in Riyadh on 23 November 2011. The United Nations has since remained actively engaged with all Yemeni political groupings to facilitate and provide support for the effective implementation of the GCC Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen in February 2018, replacing Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
After more than three years of escalating conflict, Yemeni people continue to bear the brunt of ongoing hostilities and severe economic decline. An alarming 22.2 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, an estimated 17.8 million are food insecure, 8.4 million people are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation, 16 million lack access to safe water and sanitation, and 16.4 million lack access to adequate healthcare. Needs across the country have increased steadily, with 11.3 million who are in acute need, an increase of more than one million people in acute need of humanitarian assistance to survive.
Find out 11 facts about the Yemen crisis by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).