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RELATIONS WITH YEMEN: VERY SIMPLIFIED

YEMEN FOOD CRISIS

  • THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS ONLY 64 YEARS OLD, 14 YEARS LESS THAN THE UNITED STATES
    • YEMEN HAS BEEN ONE OF THE POOREST COUNTRIES FOR THE LAST DECADE, AND IS RATED THE HIGHEST FRAGILE STATE BY THE FRAGILE STATE INDEX​
  • 16.2 MILLION YEMENIS ARE FOOD INSECURE

  • 20.1 MILLION PEOPLE FACE HUNGER IN THE ABSENCE OF FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • 24 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN 2020

  • THE MALNUTRITION RATES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD 

  • 1.2 MILLION WOMEN AND 2.3 MILLION CHILDREN REQUIRE TREATMENT FOR ACUTE MALNUTRITION

    • THE WFP (WORLD FOOD PROGRAM) HAS BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME HELP TO THE MOST VULNERABLE 

    • THE WFP IS PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO 1.1 MILLION PREGNANT AND NURSING WOMEN AND CHILDREN. UNDER THE AGE OF 5

    • THE WFP PROVIDES SNACKS TO 950,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN HIT HARD BY CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS EXPONENTIALLY LOW SCHOOL
      ATTENDANCE AND LOW FOOD SECURITY

  • ON MARCH 1st, 2021, SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE GIVING YEMEN AN ADDITIONAL 191 MILLION DOLLARS IN 
    FOREIGN AID DIRECTED TOWARDS THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

    • SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021, THE UNITED STATES HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN 350 MILLION DOLLARS IN AID

  • THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE SUPPORTS PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF MALNUTRITION, THE REHABILITATION OF WATER SYSTEMS, AND REPAIRING ROADS

  • ​THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS ENDING ALL AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS IN 
    YEMEN