The UN has labelled Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis, with more than three quarters of the population needing humanitarian assistance – that’s 22 million people.
Over 11 million people need help right now in order to survive.
Yemenis are facing multiple chaotic issues, not only armed conflict and bombardment, but also severe effects of war, including displacement, famine and disease.
Severe economic decline and collapsing essential public services have taken an enormous toll on the Yemeni population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Today, 2.2 million children in Yemen are malnourished and the UN has declared that the country is on the brink of famine. Yemenis lack both access to clean water, as well as food, with many mothers going hungry just to feed their children.
The country is also struggling to cope with a deadly cholera outbreak, with the number of cases exceeding one million. Our task is immense. But together we can save lives.
Let’s take care of humanity to the best of our abilities. Support our cholera response, clean water and food distribution projects in Yemen today.
Our work in Yemen
Human Appeal is working tirelessly to provide food, water and cholera treatment Yemen. Here’s how you can help make a difference to a population struggling with war, disease and starvation.
We continue to respond to the cholera epidemic by expanding our work into Hudaydah and Reymah governorates. In the coming months, we will be delivering an integrated health, nutrition, and food security response for the most vulnerable people in the Hajjah governorate.
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.
Vulnerable people were in desperate need of help. Images show a family unsafely living near a garbage disposal dump, a bombed hospital and a grieving father, yearning for his daughter who died of cholera.
Emergency distribution of food and medical aid was carried out. We ensured that Ramadan food packs were also distributed, full of nutritious and energy-sourced food.
Families have adequate food and medical aid provision, improving their situation greatly. They are hopeful and grateful of the immediate response Human Appeal had to their dire condition.