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?
Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis 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 COVID-19 now spreading rapidly, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency. Food, Sanitation and clean water are in short supply. Before COVID-19, around 2 million children were out of school. Now, because of the pandemic, schools have been closed around the country. As the coronavirus spreads, tens of thousands more children could develop life-threatening severe acute malnutrition over the next six months.
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.
How is Our Yemen Humanitarian Appeal Helping?
Our teams are active on the ground in Yemen, providing 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, 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.
Please donate to our Yemen crisis appeal today and help us continue to save as many vulnerable people as we can.