Described by the UN as ‘The worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time’, the war in Yemen has turned a poor country into a humanitarian catastrophe. Three years of conflict and blockades have left over 52,000 people injured and the country on the brink of famine. However, the reality is believed to be far worse than what is officially reported.
This silent war has had a devastating effect on the country, leaving 75% of its population in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Under resourced health services and the bombing of hospitals has resulted in thousands dying from preventable illnesses – the latest being an outbreak of cholera and diphtheria.