Yemen

Farah*, 8, collects water from the Oxfam water distribution point at the Al-Manjorah IDPs camp, Bani Hassan District, Hajjah, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaybani/Oxfam

Blog: The facts behind the man-made famine threatening Yemen

Two years ago conflict escalated in the Middle East’s poorest country: Yemen. Now today 7 million people are one step away from famine.

Boys of Khamer, Yemen. Credit: Sylvia Ghaly, August 2016.

Blog: There was a time in Yemen...

There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.

Nemah Ahmed, 42, has been displaced with her husband and five children to Bir Alhasee village in Abs district because of the war. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: How we're scraping by through the Yemen war

With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and few journalists are allowed to enter. Let's keep pushing so that Yemen doesn’t become a forgotten crisis.

Yemeni children are a source of inspiration to us all. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Finding hope in Yemen, as I witness a never-ending war

I believe in a better future for the Yemeni people. Despite the fact that over 3.1 million people were forced to flee because of the war, and the enormous number of people in dire need of basic services, I still see children smiling and trying to go on with their life. It is hard to know that so many more people need support, that there is not enough assistance, but these children are a source of inspiration to all of us and this is what keeps us going.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Photo credit: Abo Haitham

Blog: Hiding from the violence in Yemen: Noor, Omar and the Cave

Noor* and her husband once had a medical clinic in Saada Governorate, north Yemen, along the border with Saudi Arabia. Now they have a mound of rubble. 

Photo: Trash fills the streets of Sanaa, Yemen. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Happy Eid – from Yemen

Eid is upon us. But it doesn’t feel like Eid. Fighting in Yemen has not ceased throughout the month of Ramadan - in fact it intensified. This year the upcoming holiday will not be the same celebration.

Cars queue for fuel after Yemen airstrikes. Photo: Abo Haitham/Oxfam

Blog: A letter on Yemen to every editor

It is deplorable that everybody has failed to extend what was a temporary ceasefire in Yemen. The conflict and the de facto blockade of the country has crippled its economy and put the lives of 26 million people at risk. - Grace Ommer, Oxfam Yemen Country Director

 

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Credit: Abo Haitham/Oxfam

Blog: Conflict in Yemen: a deeply personal account

Conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff.  It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for 16 million people already in need of humanitarian aid. Here Oxfam program officer Bassim describes how the crisis has changed his life.

Searching for survivors after airstrikes in Yemen conflict. Photo: Abo Haitham/Oxfam

Blog: Conflict in Yemen: 'I hope we can go home soon'

Conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff. It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for 16 million people already in need of humanitarian aid. Here Oxfam program officer Bassim describes how the crisis has changed his life.

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