Dear World! Yemen Needs Your Attention
By Ayesha Habib | Pakistan
"Together, we are stronger in responding to the Humanitarian Crisis." Rami Shakra, NetHope Global Programs Director, Field Operation.
"Being at peace is the ultimate position of power."
Humanitarian crises are an event or series of events threatening the health, safety, security, and well-being (due to internal or external conflict) of a considerable number of people living in a wide area or of a community.
In the 21st century, the world is facing some of the worst humanitarian crises of human history. The some in the list includes:
The Syrian crisis(refugee and displacement crisis)
Ethiopia ( severe malnutrition and water shortage crisis)
South Sudan ( violence, conflict, and food deficient crisis), etc.
In addition to the above list, The Yemen crisis is also a catastrophic humanitarian crisis witnessed by human history. Starting from 2011-2012, failure in the transition of political power with the interruption of Saudi led the military to the new government, and disturbing settlement of the new government is the chief cause of PUBLIC attacks, extensive hunger, and the outburst of diseases. Starting from March 2015, 2021 marks the 6th year of the destructive crisis.
UNICEF reported the Yemen crisis as the largest humanitarian crisis globally, affecting almost 24 million people that sums up Yemen's 80 percent population. The genre which is the most under attack in this outgoing crisis of the country is CHILDRENS Of Yemen. An estimated Count of children suffering in Yemen from malnutrition and preventable viral diseases like diarrhea and cholera is more than 12 million due to low nutrients or no food, no Excess to vaccination, and others.
"Conflict in Yemen, a living hell for children."
- Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Remarks to the press on 4 November 2018
According to UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, about 3 million Yemenis are fleed from their homes, and around one million are internally displaced. Although even before the occurrence of its political conflict and civil war, Yemen was Arab's poverty-stricken country with a poverty rate of more than 50 percent.
Effects of Pandemic on Yemen:
Yemen is currently facing the third wave of COVID-19. In addition to no prior excess to better health care affordability, Yemen's critical assistance has been reduced to half due to the shaking economies and disturb supply chain of the donating countries.
Aside from the political power solution, Yemenis need essential Humanitarian assistance from the world desperately and generously, up to the point where we can witness a drastic drop in the death ratio of Yemen's Children.