The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst in the world, with 75% of the population requiring some form of assistance and protection. The country is additionally grappling with a widespread cholera outbreak and the looming threat of famine. Yemen has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the region. In 2015, approximately 385
Yemen’s nearly 27 million people are facing a multitude of crises including terrorism, war, internal displacement, and disease. Outbreaks of cholera, diphtheria, and other contagious diseases are spreading throughout the country. Between 28 September 2016 and 12 March 2018, more than one million suspected cholera cases and 2,385 deaths from the disease were reported in Yemen.
On 6 November 2017, the Saudi-led coalition ordered the temporary closure of Yemen’s key northern ports, blocking the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. This has led to shortages of food and an increase in its prices by 28 percent. The tightening of the blockade also cut off supplies of fuel needed
The Saudi authorities continue to target activists and human rights defenders through various possible ways, like silencing, arresting and imprisoning them with people convicted of criminal charges, and subjecting them to unfair trial. Adding to that their deprivation of the most basic right that a prisoner can have behind bars – that is the right
Death in a warzone is often the result of direct violence – explosions and gunshots. In Yemen, however, more and more civilians are dying of preventable health conditions such as disease and malnutrition. Thousands of Yemenis lie in packed hospitals as their kidneys fail without dialysis treatments, as they enter septic shock without simple antibiotics,
UK government willfully rejects clear evidence of Saudi breaches of international humanitarian law in war in Yemen.
The conflict in Yemen has borne witness to numerous cases of indiscriminate bombing of civilian infrastructure by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The Saudi-led coalition is attempting to destabilize the Yemeni economy through the continued targeting of economic infrastructure. In January 2016, a UN report found that the coalition conducted “widespread and systematic” airstrikes against civilian