As the civil war in Yemen continues unabated, the United Nations have warned that food scarcity in Yemen could lead to the worst famine in 100 years, with 16 million people in Yemen ‘marching towards starvation” and further 5 million on the brink of famine unless they get urgent humanitarian aid. Termed by the UN as the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world, the country has become a battleground and a nightmare for civilians - with children being the most affected amongst them.
The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and the rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world. Moreover, hospitals and schools that have been damaged have been closed down, disrupting the country's access to sound medical access and education. Yemen has been damaged from all fronts and the future of the children is severely at risk.
A total of 3.1 million people have been displaced due to the ongoing war, with casualties estimated to number many tens of thousands. This conflict has created an international refugee crisis, with many crossing the border in order to flee the war and save their lives. The world largely sits silently as gross human rights violations run rampant within the country.