Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen The ongoing civil war in Yemen has created the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, and the situation continues to deteriorate. In a nation of nearly 29 million, as many as 22 million need humanitarian assistance, according to the UN. Two million Yemenis have been displaced and at least 10,000 have died. Faced with ongoing conflict, collapsing basic services and economic decline, 16.4 million people require assistance to obtain healthcare, of whom 9.3 million are in acute need. Only 50 per cent of health facilities in affected areas are functional. An international blockade and reliance on imported medicine and medical supplies has made it difficult to treat the growing health needs and contain a cholera outbreak. More than 1.2 million suspected cases of cholera and 2,500 associated deaths have been reported. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.