A girl attends a gathering held by women loyal to the Houthi movement to show their support in Sanaa, Yemen January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst in the world. The United Nations estimates that 80 percent of the population 24 million people is in need of humanitarian assistance. Nine hundred million euros would not meet all of Yemen's needs, but it is far more than it currently has.According to the U.N. humanitarian appeal, only 7 percent of this has been funded; 93 percent $3.9 billion remains unmet.In every emergency, women are the forgotten population. According to the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report, an annual analysis by the World Economic Forum measuring how far countries are from gender equality, Yemen ranks the worst in the world.Ranking 149th of 149 countries, Yemen's gender gap is the world's widest, not only because of the civil war, but also due to pre-existing vulnerabilities and inequalities. UNFPA estimates that more than 3 million women and girls are at risk of gender-based violence in Yemen. In my 15 years of work with the U.N., in conflicts from Afghanistan to the Central African Republic, I never once saw 900 million euros arrive in five days.
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