Yemen Emergency Appeal

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Yemen is now one of the world's worst humanitarian catastrophes. We urgently need your help to save lives.


The world’s worst humanitarian crisis

22 million people in Yemen are desperate for humanitarian assistance, as Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The brutal effects of war, including the rise of displacement, famine and disease, is leaving the lives of millions of children, women and men at risk. Your donation could help save lives.

Today, 2.2 million children are malnourished and the UN has declared that the country is on the brink of famine. After more than three years of escalating conflict, more than 22 million people in Yemen rely on humanitarian aid in order to survive.

In recent weeks, the eruption of violence has hit the city of Hodeidah, home to Yemen’s largest port. This has disrupted the distribution of 80% of crucial aid, severing a vital lifeline for millions of people.

Currently, Yemenis lack both access to clean water, as well as food, with many mothers going hungry just to feed their children. With at least one child dying every ten minutes due to malnutrition and preventable diseases, we must act now in their time of greatest need.

The country is also struggling to cope with a deadly cholera outbreak, with the number of cases now exceeding one million. Our task is immense. But, together we can save lives. Human Appeal is on the ground in some of the most hard to reach places in Hodeidah, Reymah and Hajjah governorates, providing medical aid to treat cholera, and emergency food and water aid to those who have been forced to flee their homes. We can only continue to provide lifesaving aid in some of the hardest hit areas with your support. You can save a life today.

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Our work in Yemen

Human Appeal has been working tirelessly in Yemen, and this work will continue even after the conflict ends. The work we have done in Yemen so far has been vital for thousands of hungry and frightened people, bringing them hope and aid where needed.

  • Supported 45,900 people during the height of the cholera epidemic.
  • Provided emergency medicine, hygiene and nutritional supplies to AlJomhouri Hospital in Sa’dah.
  • Supplied Al-Sabeen Maternal Hospital in Sana’a with ten incubators for premature babies, which helped 700 infants in 2017.
  • Provided cholera centre with essential supplies including 100 beds and mattresses, serving 18,000 people in one year.

  • Provided oral rehydration solutions, antibiotics, syringes, gloves and gowns to Al-Hudaydah and Dhale allowing them to treat 24,800 people.
  • We delivered emergency food parcels as well as seasonal food distributions during Ramadan and Qurbani festivals to 64,430 people.
  • Supported 600 children in an orphanage in Sanaa, Yemen in partnership with other agencies, providing students with uniforms, books and other study materials.

22.2 million people are still in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Join us in continuing to provide vital aid in this deepening crisis.

Malik's in her father arms

Nasser’s story

We met Nasser in an emergency clinic. He was holding his baby daughter, Malak.

“I have two children who were infected with cholera; now they are better at home. Now the third one is infected.”

He pointed to Malak.

If I had money I would have sent them somewhere for treatment. I don’t have a job, I don’t even have one riyal.

Nasser doesn’t have access to a water source, and relies on finding food and water from charitable neighbours. He uses pieces of carpet to shelter beneath.

“This is what God wants, and I am patient with what God wants of me,” he said. “I bear all this pain in my heart for my children’s sake.”

Tragically, the cholera was so advanced that baby Malak died the next day.

Cholera is a treatable infection that should have no place in today’s world. Help us to save children like Malak by providing clean water and cholera treatment to struggling families in Yemen.

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