Yemen has been wracked by a complex and bloody war that escalated in March 2015. Over the past 24 months, airstrikes and fighting have killed more than 7,600 people and resulted in an average of 70 casualties per day. The world is now facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.
This briefing explains how two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have led to what the UN describes as the worst humanitarian situation in the world, with nearly seven million people facing starvation. Oxfam is calling for the international community to act now to avoid famine in Yemen.