|Author (Corporate)||United Nations: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)|
The United Nations co-hosted on 3 April 2018 a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, to support the humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners, in 2018, launched an international appeal for US$2.96 billion to provide neutral and impartial life-saving assistance and protection to people in Yemen.
The European Union pledged €107.5 million in further funding to support civilians across the country.
Nearly three years of armed conflict exacerbated the poverty and vulnerabilities that were entrenched in Yemen before 2015 and the country ended up facing the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in the world.
The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate with casualties caused by fighting, food insecurity, displacement, collapsing basic services including health care and education, outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria, and economic decline. A record 22.2 million people, or 75 percent of the population, were in need of humanitarian assistance in 2018 – 3.4 million more than in the previous year.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Middle East|