WATCH: What Women Are Facing in the Midst of the World’s Biggest Humanitarian Crisis

Yemeni women are among the most vulnerable caught in the crossfire of the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. A new video from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security gives viewers a glimpse into the tremendous hardships that are a daily reality in Yemen.

Over 10,000 people have already died in Yemen, and the effects of the conflict have left 16 million people—mostly women and children—without access to sanitation and clean water, among other basic needs. Women are also being left out of the decision-making process, even as their daily lives on the front lines of the world’s forgotten crisis.

“Unlike the Syrians, the Yemenis don’t have any way of escaping,” explains Barbara Bodine, former ambassador and Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown. “These people are trapped in this nightmare.”

feature image via Francesco Veronesi.



Lauren Young is a Ms. contributor. She has a Master’s Degree in European and Russian Studies from Yale University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Russian Civilization from Smith College. Follow her on @thatlaurenyoung.