It’s time to act on the world’s worst humanitarian and food security emergency: Yemen, which is barreling toward a total collapse, according to the UN.
- 18.8 million people—nearly 7 in 10—need humanitarian aid
- Over 17 million people are currently food insecure
- 2 million acutely malnourished children
- More than 3 million displaced since March 2015
The UN, which estimates it needs about $2.1 billion to head off disaster, will co-host a high-level pledging meeting with the Swiss and Swedish governments in Geneva next week aimed at rallying the funds.