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Serving Yemen’s Most Forgotten

The conflict in Yemen has left its people—who faced extreme poverty long before the war—in what can only be described as a state of desperation. The level of suffering is unprecedented: a higher percentage of people face death, hunger and disease than in any other country in the world. Albeit fleeting, a beacon of hope …

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Why Water Is Key to Saving Lives and Restoring Dignity in Yemen

I dreamt of becoming an engineer ever since I was a child growing up in Taiz, a city in southwestern Yemen. This dream drove me to study at Sana’a University, graduating with a degree in engineering in 2013—two years before the outbreak of a war that would irreversibly change the lives of Yemeni people. Driven …

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The Shadow of Famine

When war broke out in Yemen four years ago this month, the country was already the region’s poorest, forced to import much of its food, medicine and fuel while struggling to deal with chronic malnutrition among its people. The four years of war have driven most of Yemen’s 30 million people deeper into despair, with …

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Training to Save Lives in Yemen, in the Midst of Famine

It’s a crisis reminiscent of our early days in Somalia, when at the height of a brutal civil war in the 1990s, International Medical Corps worked desperately to sound the alarm about an unfolding famine that would haunt the world—once it finally woke up. Today, as Yemen enters its fourth year of civil war, graphic …

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Restoring a Source of Life and Hope

For most, a life in Yemen is a life laden with challenges. One of the greatest and potentially lethal challenges that face many is the lack of clean water: more than 14 million Yemenis can’t access clean water—and before International Medical Corps intervened, the inhabitants of the remote village of Al-Saeeda were among them. The …

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International Medical Corps in Yemen

Impoverished conditions and a bitter armed conflict now deep into its fourth year are pushing more than a quarter of Yemen’s 29 million people ever closer to the brink of famine, United Nations officials have warned. Despite deteriorating security conditions and growing challenges that hinder efforts to aid Yemen’s beleaguered civilian population, International Medical Corps …

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Fighting Malnutrition in a Nation at War on the Brink of Famine

Impoverished conditions and a bitter armed conflict now deep into its fourth year are pushing more than a quarter of Yemen’s 29 million people ever closer to the brink of famine, United Nations officials have warned. Despite deteriorating security conditions and growing challenges that hinder efforts to aid Yemen’s beleaguered civilian population, International Medical Corps …

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Expanding an innovative livelihoods program to ease war-fuelled hunger and malnutrition

The governorate of Taizz is both home to Yemen’s third-largest city and a central battleground of its crushing civil war.  Here, the human toll exacted by the seemingly endless conflict is wrenching: severe food shortages, heavily damaged infrastructure and public services, growing malnutrition and what the United Nations calls, “irreversible livelihood asset stripping” as rural …

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Samuel Mbuto: Leading with Heart

Samuel Mbuto is full of heart. I hear it immediately. It’s something more than passion or conviction for a cause; it’s a delicate hopefulness and an innate joyfulness built from years of dedication and hard work. As a Nutrition Manager for International Medical Corps, Samuel consistently confronts harrowing starvation in children and, sometimes, devastating loss. …

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