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Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and has been enduring armed conflict for the last three years. The conflict and associated political, economic and humanitarian crises have deepened already severe poverty and gender inequality. In 2017, Yemen experienced the largest cholera outbreak in modern history with more than 1 million suspected cases. Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the country most at risk of famine in 2018. The UN estimates that 22.2 million people, almost 80% of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 8.4 million people at risk of starvation.

To find out how the UK will respond to the opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Yemen.

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