The ‘worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ continues
The conflict in Yemen has been labelled the ‘worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ by the EU and characterised by the UN as ‘entirely man-made’.
The UN has warned that Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Arab world prior to the conflict, is now on the brink of widespread famine, which could lead to further massive loss of life. Yemen is also suffering from one of the largest cholera outbreaks in recorded history, with over one million suspected cases.
The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights has suggested that war crimes may have been committed by both sides to the conflict, noting reports of sexual violence, torture and child soldier recruitment.