Over 70% of Yemenis now below the poverty line: UN migration agency
The Saudi-led aggression on Yemen has created one of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises, with nearly 80% of the country's population in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.
The International Organization for Migration warned on Friday that over 25.5 million Yemenis are living in poverty as a result of the Saudi-led aggression, which entered its 8th year.
The UN migration agency also posted on Twitter, using the hashtag "Yemen Can't Wait," that the war on Yemen has displaced over 4 million people and forced more than 2 million children out of school.
According to UN estimates, the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen has created one of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises, with nearly 80% of the country's population in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 13 million in danger of famine.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with the support of the United States and the United Kingdom, continue to wage war and siege on Yemen. Despite the war, which began in 2015, entering its 8th year, with international support and heavy arms sales from countries like Canada, the war has reached a stalemate and caused a humanitarian crisis that knows no end.
The war on Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition's blockade of the poverty-stricken country is the main driving force behind the hunger crisis - the situation is likely to worsen with the most recent war in Ukraine, which is the source of 30% of Yemen's wheat imports.