Yemen Emergency Appeal

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In Yemen, a child dies every ten minutes. People are eating leaves to survive. Yet 42% of the UK don’t know about the crisis. Please help Yemen now.

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Forgotten. Forsaken. Erased

Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward? (57:11)

In Yemen, three-quarters of the population – that’s over 22 million people – need humanitarian assistance to survive. Tragically, a child dies every ten minutes. One in every three children in Yemen is at risk of acute malnutrition, and 85,000 babies and toddlers have starved to death. Yemenis are living through the worst humanitarian disaster in the world, the most severe cholera epidemic since records began, and are on the brink of the worst famine in a century. Yet 42% of the UK don’t even know about the Yemen crisis.

According to a recent survey commissioned by Human Appeal and conducted by YouGov, when asked: “As far as you are aware, which, if any, of the following countries are currently, or have recently, been involved in ongoing armed conflict?” only 58% selected Yemen from the ten possible options.

This finding is startling, considering Yemen now stands on the brink of a catastrophic famine resulting from four years of conflict. An estimated 65% of people (almost 20 million) need health assistance, and the collapsing hygiene and water facilities have left an urgent need for access to safe water.

Human Appeal has been working in Yemen since 2014. Since the outbreak of the conflict, your donations have provided food, healthcare and medical supplies to over half a million of the most vulnerable Yemenis. In 2018, our work reached 168,000 people, not only with emergency food, shelter and medical care, but also by providing the most vulnerable people with protection from harm and education.

£75 will provide five at-risk Yemenis with access to maternal and newborn care, immunisations, nutritional and disability support, as well as treating cholera and acute diseases.

£70 will provide a vulnerable family of between five - seven with enough nutritious food to last one whole month.

£20 provides ten people with access to safe, life-sustaining water in Sana’a.

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Human Appeal’s work in Yemen

Human Appeal has been working in Yemen since 2014. Since the outbreak of the conflict, your donations have provided food, healthcare, and medical supplies to over half a million of the most vulnerable Yemenis.

In the last year alone, we have helped over 165,000 Yemenis through life-saving projects in health, nutrition, clean water, food security, shelter, protection, and education in the worst affected regions.

  • 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.

Malak in her father arms

Malak'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.

Let’s be one this Ramadan and help the people of Yemen

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