A Saudi-led coalition airstrike campaign and economic blockade, beginning nearly nine months ago, continues to make accessing water even more difficult for vulnerable rural communities in one of the world’s most water-scarce countries.
Widespread shortages of fuel caused by the economic blockade have led to dramatically increased prices of water, as pumps for wells, water delivery trucks and urban water networks all rely on the limited amounts of fuel available to operate. Increases in water prices are coming at a time of dramatic inflation when families are already struggling to afford basic household items. As new needs exacerbate an existing water access crisis, an estimated 20.4 million people in Yemen are now in need of humanitarian aid related to water, sanitation or hygiene.
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