Responding to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world


Responding to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world

Photo Credit: Agnes Varraine-Leca/Doctors Without Borders

Twenty-two million people in Yemen — roughly 4 out of 5 Yemenis — are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, making this the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. As the conflict enters its fourth year, with little sign of a peace agreement, this complex emergency demands attention and action from the international community.

In this episode of A Deeper Look, I sit down with my colleague Greg Beck, the Director of Crisis Response and Integrated Development here at FHI 360. Greg has recently been working in Yemen.

We discuss the severity of the crisis, the challenges in responding to urgent humanitarian needs and how organizations are integrating assistance in health, nutrition, and water and sanitation services to meet the needs of displaced people and conflict-affected communities.

This year’s theme for A Deeper Look podcast is Humanitarian Crises and Emergency Response. You can listen on iTunes, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment, submitting a rating or sharing this episode on social media.

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