Years of conflict leaves over 4.5M displaced, 18M in need of humanitarian aids in Yemen: UN

More than 4.5 million individuals are still displaced in Yemen due to a prolonged conflict in the Arab nation, United Nations humanitarian office said on Sunday.

“I urge the international community to continue to give generously to the people of Yemen, to support them to rebuild their lives with dignity,” Edem Wosornu, Director of Operations and Advocacy Division at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said in a statement..

Since 2014, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war, with Iran-backed Houthi rebels capturing significant portions of the country, including the capital Sanaa, and prompting the internationally recognized government to establish an interim capital in the coastal city of Aden.

The UN projects that by 2024, more than 18 million individuals, which is over half of the population, will require humanitarian assistance and protection services in Yemen.

According to UN statistics, 17.6 million people will face severe food insecurity, and approximately 2.7 million women and five million children under the age of five will require treatment for acute malnutrition.

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