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9 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRISIS IN YEMEN

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Point here for more about the crisis.A brutal conflict is devastating Yemen, where two thirds of the population now need humanitarian assistance or protection in order to survive. The situation is deteriorating so quickly, it could reach a point of no return this year. The humanitarian community requested US$2.1 billion for 2017 to meet Yemen’s most urgent needs. But by mid-April, barely 15 per cent of this appeal had been funded. Click on the right arrow for nine facts you need to know about the crisis.

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9 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRISIS IN YEMEN

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