The Syrian crisis and influx of refugees continues to generate political, social and economic pressure in Lebanon.
Years of conflict and fighting has left Yemen’s health care system fragile. Most Yemenis also lack stable access to a healthy, nutritious diet.
The escalating armed conflict remains one of the main root causes of life-threatening hunger in Yemen today. High rates of transmissible diseases, minimum dietary diversity and recurring natural disasters, combined with a lack of commitment from donor countries, has exacerbated the situation. Around 49% of Yemenis have no access to safe water and 55% have no access to soap.
The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the situation further. Sudden lockdowns by neighbouring states have stopped communities from being able to work and have weakened the average household purchasing power.