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Heather Kerrigan

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United Nations Briefing on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen : October 23, 2018
United Nations Briefing on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Heather Kerrigan

In 2018, the United Nations declared Yemen the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Three-quarters of the country’s population was in need of some form of aid, and children under the age of five were dying at a rate of one every ten minutes from a preventable cause. A majority of Yemenis lacked access to basic human needs like clean water, food, and health care. Factors driving the crisis included an unstable government, a failing economy, soaring food and fuel prices, air strikes that destroyed infrastructure, limited access for aid workers, and disrupted shipments of vital supplies. ...

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