The crisis, disasters and catastrophes afflicting Yemen and its people


It would be inaccurate to state that Yemen’s difficulties began with the current civil war in September of 2014. While the war brought about its own list of insurmountable tribulations, it also exacerbated already present disasters. This article explores the many dynamics that have led to what has been referred to as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis (1). These include war, internal displacement, economic disaster, healthcare collapse, outbreaks in refugee camps, vaccination concerns, malnutrition, food insecurity, water sparsity, and infectious disease catastrophes. Along with accurate depictions of what is happening on the ground, this article suggests a few potential solutions worth investigating further, ranging from national and international efforts. With an ever-changing climate, this article serves to provide the most up to date impression of the current crisis and disasters.

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IssueVol 7 No 2 (2023): Spring (April) QRcode
SectionReview article
DOI 10.18502/fem.v7i2.12772
Communicable Diseases Crisis Disaster Food Insecurity Malnutrition War Yemen

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Alhadheri A, Alam S, Ahmed S, Alsabri M. The crisis, disasters and catastrophes afflicting Yemen and its people. Front Emerg Med. 2023;7(2):e19.


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