An already dire humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to get progressively worse, with both man-made conflicts and natural issues causing conditions to deteriorate.
Yemen—one of the oldest inhabited areas on Earth—is also one of the poorest and least developed countries in the Arab world. According to the World Food Program, an estimated 14.4 million people in Yemen are food insecure: the country imports a whopping 90% of its food! Of the food insecure, 7.6 million are considered severely malnourished, placing even more importance on external humanitarian food aid resources. The country’s child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world: around half of all Yemeni children under five years old are stunted.