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.
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.
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.