Global: Children at Risk

What is happening in Yemen?

  • Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, 24 million people are being affected by a deadly shortage of food.

  • This has been a problem since 2015, yet with COVID, the issues have escalated exponentially.

  • On top of a lack of food, the shortage of masks, gloves, and basic health equipment is worsening the problem.

  • Many health workers are receiving no compensation.

The Impact of the Yemen Hunger Crisis on Children

How are Children being Affected?

  • 12 million children are being affected in some way.

  • Schools and hospitals are continuously being closed.

  • Physical and mental development is being stunted due to malnutrition.

  • According to a study done in February, 2.3 million children are expected to be affected by acute malnutrition.

  • 400,000 expected to be affected by severe malnutrition and are at risk of death.