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Yemen has been embroiled in a conflict that escalated in March 2015, leading to the collapse of the economy and social services, and to the severe disruption of livelihoods, making Yemen the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. 

An estimated 24.1 million people – over 80 percent of the  population – are in need of some kind of assistance or protection, including 14.3 million who are in acute need . Two in three people do not know where their next meal will come from.

The coping mechanisms of Yemenis are stretched to their limit. Women and children make up almost half of those displaced and are paying the heaviest price, as in most humanitarian crises.