The Middle East is comprised of 17 countries, and the West Bank, situated across western Asia and northern Africa. It is home to over 400 million people. The region is beset with civil unrest, poverty, war, drought and famine.
Latest estimates show that nearly 400,000 people have died in Syria's nine year conflict. More than 6.3 million people are internally displaced, and 4.9 million are officially registered as refugees.
80 percent of the Yemeni population require humanitarian assistance, over 24 million people. At least 3.65 million people are internally displaced.
Two-thirds of the region's population has been classified as poor or vulnerable.
Nearly one third of Palestinians live in poverty and numbers are expected to rise.
Sources: World Bank
The Global Impact Middle East Fund brings together three of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping those in the Middle East: ANERA, Humanity & Inclusion and Refugees International.
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