Yemen: What to do next about the world's worst humanitarian crisis?

Speaker
Mark Lowcock, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Ngaire Woods, Blavatnik School of Government
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Venue
Blavatnik School of Government - Online Event
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Yemen has been termed by the UN as ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’. 80% of the population – 24.1 million people – need some form of humanitarian assistance, and the UN continues to warn of impending widespread famine. The UN has described this as a ‘man-made crisis’, caused by the conflict in Yemen that has been ongoing for six years now.

In conversation with Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government Ngaire Woods, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, shares his thoughts on what can be done to address this crisis going forward.

His remarks will be followed by a Q&A session.

This event will be held online via Zoom. See the event webpage for more information and to register.