As one of the world’s leading NGOs in providing support for people impacted by the conflict in Syria, nobody is better placed to provide similar support to the people suffering due to the Yemen crisis.
For almost five years the war in Yemen has trapped families in a brutal cycle of starvation and sickness. We are working to help relieve the suffering and support the future of Yemen. While political parties have fought for control, innocent civilians in Yemen have paid the price through starvation and loss of livelihoods – much like the situation in Syria.
The United Nations have warned that food scarcity in Yemen could lead to the worst famine in 100 years, with 20 million civilians at risk of extreme hunger unless they get urgent humanitarian aid. The statistics coming from Yemen are simply shocking, a child dies every 10 minutes from malnutrition and other preventable diseases. By donating to our Yemen appeal today, you can help bring this man-made humanitarian crisis to an end.
Yemen was already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East when the conflict began in March 2015, and this war has only escalated the need for food and essential humanitarian aid. This further collapse in Yemen’s economy has left millions of families unable to afford food and water. With such instability, millions of parents in Yemen don’t know when they will next be able to feed their children again. This is becoming a manmade disaster on an almost unprecedented scale. Your support this Ramadan will help to provide the necessary life-saving supplies to one of the most desperate countries in the world today.
How Severe Is the Crisis In Yemen?Ali and Momin stare helplessly at what remains of their school.
As the war in Yemen enters its sixth year, the United Nations has warned that 80% of the population requires humanitarian aid as the country is torn apart by civil war. Termed by the UN as the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world, the country has become a battleground and a nightmare for civilians - with children being the most affected amongst them.
More than 350,000 children are suffering from malnutrition and other preventable but deadly diseases. Moreover, hospitals and schools that have been damaged have been closed down, disrupting the country's access to sound medical access and education. Yemen has been damaged from all fronts and the future of the children is severely at risk.
A total of 3 million people have been displaced due to the ongoing war, with casualties estimated to number many tens of thousands. This conflict has created an international refugee crisis, with many crossing the border in order to flee the war and save their lives. The world largely sits silently as gross human rights violations run rampant within the country.