Photo: Najwa (32) has seven children and is 6-months pregnant. Her home only has one room, which all nine of them have to share in Yemen. Jennifer Bose/CARE
As Yemen struggles to cope with the threat of COVID-19 on top of further economic collapse and severe food insecurity, these latest attacks are a reminder of the stark reality facing the country. At least 100,000 people are estimated to have died as a result of the conflict since 2015, and over 100,000 people have been displaced this year – many for the second or third time – as fighting has intensified in areas including Marib, Sana’a and Al Jawf.
The people of Yemen have endured more than five years of war. Despite repeated and urgent calls for a nationwide ceasefire to protect innocent civilians, the country continues to suffer from ongoing deadly fighting. CARE continues to call for a peaceful and inclusive political solution to the conflict, one which involves the active and meaningful participation of women, young people and civil society organisations.
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