A humanitarian crisis—for the people and the defenders

Yemen is suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis in the last 100 years. They’re currently fighting off an epidemic (cholera), pandemic (corona virus), famine, and war. All at the same time. Every month, over 2000 children starve to death or die from preventable diseases in Yemen. Every week, Yemeni children are running terrified from bombs and airstrikes that have killed thousands of innocent lives. Every day, we hear heartbreaking stories from people who are mourning family members and feel powerless to stop the hunger caused by the war.
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Yemen’s civil war involves not just Houthi rebels and a broken state but also heavy influence from surrounding states—namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These groups, supplied with weapons by the United States, Sweden, and other states, have contributed to the humanitarian crisis by occupying key islands and trade ports.
This war has devastated the lives of nearly every Yemeni, including the defenders of the land. Being at a crossroads between the African and Asian continents, Yemen is home to rich biodiversity (see Socotra Island); it also has plenty of oil reserves, making it attractive to foreign business interests. Home to ethnic groups and indigenous people like the Soqotri people of the Al-Mahrah tribe and the Maqils, the conflicts in Yemen have threatened their land and sovereignty.

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