Even before the start of the latest civil war, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the world. Now, hunger is crippling a whole generation.
Crises and disasters threatened more than 132 million people in 2018, and many of them hardly made the headlines. The Care aid organization looks at humanitarian issues that were underreported last year.
Yemen's warring parties have begun talks aboard a boat in the Red Sea as part of a UN-led push to implement a cease-fire deal. A planned troop withdrawal from the key port city of Hodeida has stalled.
A preliminary agreement on moving fighters out of the port city of Hodeidah is to be discussed by rival Houthi and Yemen government leaders. The block on humanitarian aid remains a huge problem.
Some 300 babies worldwide die every day due to the effects of war, Save the Children has estimated in an analysis focused on 2017. About one in five children — or 420 million total — were living conflict zones.
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