UNFPA Monthly Situation Report for Yemen #10

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: 21 November 2017

Author: UNFPA

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Yemen is now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, including the fastest growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, and the world’s largest food emergency.

 Some 20 million people require humanitarian assistance, seven million of whom are severely food insecure, staving off the threat of famine. Despite challenging conditions and lack of funding, UN and humanitarian parties are providing direct assistance to more than 7 million people each month.

During a visit to Yemen in October by the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, he stressed the need for more funding and better humanitarian access to the population in need, calling all parties to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians.