More than 20 million people in Yemen[i] need humanitarian assistance or protection.

Following the death of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the rebel Houthi group, the Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on 6 December, plunging the country into further turmoil.


In South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, drought and conflict left almost 23 million people in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment by March 2017, when the DEC launched its appeal.


626,000 people[i], mostly Rohingya women and children, have fled violence in Myanmar since 25 August 2017. Refugees arriving in Bangladesh are hungry, traumatized and in need of food, water, medical care and shelter.

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