In Yemen, countless malnourished babies are too weak to cry. But even if they could, would anyone hear them?
Most of the world looks away while the innocent people of Yemen are struggling in the grip of the worst famine in 100 years. Yemen is currently suffering from what the UN has described as the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the world. These people are in urgent need of our aid and assistance. Help Yemen by giving what you can to support those in the greatest need.
What is the Situation in Yemen?
The Yemen humanitarian crisis is the largest in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the country has become a living hell for the country’s children.
With the spread of COVID-19 throughout 2020, Yemen was forced to face an emergency within an emergency. Food, sanitation, and clean water were in short supply. Before COVID-19, around two million children were out of school; however, because of the pandemic, schools were closed around the country. As the coronavirus spread, tens of thousands more children developed life-threatening acute malnutrition. Therefore, the pandemic only exacerbated the existing struggles of the country.
The sheer scale and magnitude of this ongoing crisis is huge and unprecedented in recent times, yet we must not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed. Instead, we must recognise the suffering that the Yemeni people are facing each and every day, allowing ourselves to be spurred into action to support these vulnerable, impoverished people.
If you’re keen to help the people of Yemen, donate today and save lives.
How is Our Yemen Humanitarian Appeal Helping?
Our teams are active on the ground, providing Yemen aid, including much-needed food and essential medical relief. The vital work that we are able to do through our Yemen appeal really is helping us to save innocent lives.
With much of the Yemeni population in acute, chronic need, the demand for medical care is extremely high in the country. The hospitals are simply unable to help everyone, and the overcrowding is only made worse by the severe shortage of medical supplies. We are helping to provide emergency medical supplies to hospitals in Yemen, helping to ensure the sick and injured get the care they urgently need. It’s for this reason that we established our emergency appeal for Yemen.
Please donate to our Yemen crisis appeal today and help us continue to save as many vulnerable people as we can.