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UNFPA Response in Yemen, Issue 01, January 2018

Almost three years into the conflict, Yemen remains the largest man-made humanitarian crisis globally. A staggering 22.2 million people – some 75 per cent of the population – need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people who urgently require immediate assistance to survive.

In January, the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was launched, seeking US$2.96 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 13.1 million vulnerable people across the country. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen. If fully funded, the UN and its partners will provide, among other assistance, emergency food to more than 8.5 million Yemenis, nutritional services to 5.6 million children, pregnant women and mothers, and safe water to 5.4 million people. In addition, more than 1,400 schools and 650 health facilities destroyed by the ongoing conflict will be rehabilitated.