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Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2015
As the United Nations declares the conflict in Yemen one of the world's most serious humanitarian crises, the IRC is calling for a pause in the fighting to allow aid to reach people in urgent need. More than a million have been displaced by months of violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 17th, 2015
The IRC’s Wassem Alshehab, who is part of the relief effort in Yemen, has been reporting from his hometown in Aden’s Buriqa district, now cut off by the Houthi rebels. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 11th, 2015
The IRC and other aid agencies are calling for a lasting solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen which has left millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid. more »
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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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