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Yemen’s war, explained in maps and charts

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INTERACTIVE - Yemen war explained in maps and charts


Yemen is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as its brutal war enters its eighth year.

The UN estimates the war has killed 377,000 people as of the end of 2021, both directly and indirectly through hunger and disease – with 70 percent of those deaths being children.

Nearly half the country (14.5 million) of 30 million people does not have enough food, according to the World Food Programme.

Nearly half (47.5 percent) of children under five face chronic malnutrition.

At least 4 million people have been displaced by the seven years of war.


INTERACTIVE- Yemen war - humanitarian situation

Key players in the conflict

In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition – backed by the United States – intervened militarily in Yemen in a bid to fight the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government, and reverse what they say is growing Iranian influence in the region.



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