In 2014 civil war erupted in Yemen and since then the country has remained in a continuous state of conflict. Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis and one of its worst. It is estimated that 70% of the total population, or 20.7 million people including 11.3 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance and live in poverty and deprivation. Historically, Yemen has been known as the Middle East's most poverty-stricken country.
Yemen's health system has been on the brink of collapse for years and as of 2021 only 50% of health facilities were fully functioning and those that are still open lack staff, basic medicines, equipment and other essential supplies. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted an already faltering healthcare system.
The persistent conflict is ravaging the country of Yemen and its people. The citizens of Yemen continue to need immediate and ongoing support and assistance.
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