Possible terrorist designation, airstrikes, further complicate Yemen aid delivery

80 per cent of Yemenis struggle to obtain necessities like food, water and health care.

Why It Matters

Yemen is facing rising levels of hunger. However, recent airstrikes and increased geopolitical tension could prevent assistance from reaching those who need it most.

Canadian aid organizations are keeping a close watch on Yemen following U.S. and British airstrikes in the impoverished country and the federal government’s decision to consider designating Yemen’s Houthi movement as a “terrorist entity.” “For the time being, it seems like the impact is limited, but there certainly is a risk, especially given how vulnerable and fragile the context is in Yemen right now,” said Stefan Epp-Koop, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s senior humanitarian manager.

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