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Posted by The IRC on May 6th, 2015
Last week IRC aid workers were able to get lifesaving drugs and medical supplies through to the only hospital still operating in Aden, the port city in southern Yemen that has been bombarded for more than a month by air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 1st, 2015
Even before the current conflict in Yemen, half the country's population lacked clean water.The IRC repaired contaminated wells so that Yemenis in rural areas did not have to trek for hours in search of water that is safe to drink. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 29th, 2015
As the fighting in Yemen descends into chaos, 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes—half of them in just the past week. An IRC aid worker reports from his home near the war-ravaged port city of Aden where he and his colleagues are delivering medication and supplies to its two main hospitals. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 25th, 2015
The latest violence in Yemen has dramatically exposed the country's vulnerability, says IRC country director Mohamed Elmontassir Hussein. Meeting Yemen’s massive humanitarian needs and ending its current conflict are just the beginning. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 23rd, 2015
Yemen was already in a desperately fragile state before simmering, months-long violence in the country boiled over in March. The IRC is working urgently to find ways to get essential drugs and supplies to hospitals. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 31st, 2015
The IRC has been forced to temporarily suspend its programs in southern Yemen, but is looking at ways to meet new emergency needs amid new waves of violence. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 29th, 2014
14.7 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, hundreds of thousands of them driven from their homes by violence. "These figures are terrifying," says IRC president David Miliband. "Yet Yemen is a forgotten crisis." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2nd, 2013
On two recent IRC blogs post about how community outreach is making an impact on child malnutrition in Yemen, where 58% of children are stunted and one million suffer from acute malnutrition. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 28th, 2012
In Aden, Yemen, IRC community health volunteers are spreading the word about basic health care services available to thousands through an IRC-managed clinic. Yemen has the second highest rate of malnutrition in the world, after Afghanistan. more »
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