Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, said Oxfam in a new report.
A British High Court decision that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia can continue gives ministers free reign to sell arms to countries even where there is clear evidence they are breaching international humanitarian law.
Yemen’s cholera outbreak could spread quickly to thousands more people with the new rainy season likely to begin in the coming days.
The agency is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and aid workers tackle the cholera outbreak.
Oxfam is calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow health and aid workers tackle a runaway cholera epidemic that threatens the lives of thousands of people in the coming months.
In response to the US$1.12 billion pledged to Yemen during the high-level event today in Geneva, Oxfam says the international community has fallen short in its support for the Yemeni people.
Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today - ahead of the two-year anniversary of the escalation of the war.
UN announces that hunger levels in Yemen have jumped by 20 percent since June 2016.
Oxfam is calling for immediate humanitarian and political action as the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines.
The agencies call on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians, facilitate safe passage of those trapped in conflict areas, allow humanitarian access to those in need and cease damage to vital infrastructure.