Where’s Yemen? Who lives there?
Yemen is in the Middle East, directly below Saudi Arabia and about 500 miles from Dubai.
It’s twice the size of the UK and home to about 26 million people, more than double the population of Scotland and Wales combined. It’s one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.
What’s the crisis about?
Yemen has been affected by armed conflict for decades. This has made it harder for people there to earn money, go to school or even get everyday essentials such as food, water and healthcare.
But in the last few months the fighting, which involves a wide range of different armed groups, has become much worse in most of the country’s provinces. More