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?
A staggering total of fourteen million Yemeni people are now at risk of starvation. Those at greatest risk are also some of the most vulnerable members of society, including children, the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and the chronically sick. These people are already suffering, yet because they are most susceptible to the devastating effects of hunger and disease, their lives are in even greater danger.
According to a BBC report, an estimated 85,000 children have already starved to death as a result of the crisis. However, with conditions failing to improve, this number is continuing to rise.
In addition, Yemen is also currently facing the world’s worst-ever recorded cholera outbreak. According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 500,000 people in Yemen have been affected by the disease.
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.