A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports on the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen.
This week (16 July 2012), the UN increased the amount of money being sought for its Yemen appeal in response to mounting needs. Some 10 million people – 44 percent of the population of Yemen – do not have enough food to eat. Yemen is now in the midst of its hunger season, before the next harvest in October and Oxfam is helping some of the most vulnerable families get through the next few critical months with cash grants to buy food. However, lack of funds are severely limiting our response.
Please consider helping fund our emergency work in East Africa. These Oxfam affiliates are running direct appeals for this food crisis:
Watch the audio slideshow: Yemen on brink of hunger catastrophe
Read the report: Where There’s a Will: Tackling the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Learn more: Oxfam's response to the Yemen food crisis