Yemen in crisis

Young injured Yemeni child

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis deepens as coronavirus rips through Yemen, killing one in five, and putting half the country at risk of infection. Now vital funding has been cut, and Yemen is on the verge of extinction.

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Forgotten. Forsaken. Erased

Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember? (Quran, 9:126)

£100 – Treat 35 people for malnutrition or cholera.

£80 – Provide a COVID-19 hygiene and protection pack to last a family-of-seven for one month.

£75 – Provide a family-of-seven facing malnutrition with a nutritious food parcel to last one month.

£70 - Provide 25 people at risk of dehydration, disease and starvation, with fresh, clean drinking water.

It’s during these most testing times that we must not forsake those who are depending on us to survive. As we prepare for winter here at home, Yemeni children who have known nothing but wartime, who have faced floods, famine, and disease, are being pushed to extinction, and will struggle to survive to the end of the year.

The UN says that 2.4 million Yemeni children are on the brink of starvation. We must act now to save them.

After 6 long years of brutal conflict, during which families were wiped out by famine, cholera, and war, Yemenis are now bracing for a winter that threatens to push them over the brink.

The healthcare system has completely collapsed, overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19, dengue fever, and Chikungunya virus. In one month in Aden alone, 1,841 people were killed by epidemics, including scores of doctors.

What is clear is that if we don’t work together right now to protect families, hospitals and doctors, it will be too late.

How you can help

Working with our local teams, we’ve put together five projects across Yemen that will support the most vulnerable communities through these critical months. With your help, we want to support 72,567 Yemenis this autumn by providing clean water, food parcels, medicine, hygiene kits, PPE, shelter, and treatment for cholera and malnutrition.

We’ll be working in Taiz and Sana’a to empower communities, and make them more resilient. We’re providing hygiene training to help fight the spread of disease, and delivering PPE to hospitals, COVID-19 protection kits to families, and clean water to 52,000 people trucking for 3 months.

We’re also working to build durable long-term shelters, with bathrooms, kitchens and lockable doors to 17 families who lost their homes in recent flooding in Al Hudaydah.

What you’ve done so far

So far, your donations have provided:

Clean water for 13,000 people for 10 weeks in Taiz

10,272 people (1,712 families ) in Taiz with nutritious food parcels to last a month.

7,700 people in Aden with COVID-19 protection kits to last a month.

Medicines for 2 hospitals in Sana’a and Taiz to support 1,800 people.

PPE to staff in 2 hospitals in Sana’a and Taiz.

The time is now

There is no alternative. We must band together to save Yemen from destruction. Your donation could ensure a family survives the next month, or recovers from COVID-19, or is treated for cholera. Your donation can, truly, save a life. We know that these are dark and difficult times, but when we witness suffering, we must act. When we are asked what we did to stop Yemen from being wiped out, what will we say?

Please join us in bringing Yemen back from the brink.

Please donate today.

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Why give through Human Appeal?

Human Appeal has been changing lives through our projects in Yemen since 2014, and we have maintained a country office in the capital of Sana’a since 2016. The breakout of civil war in 2015 brought home the need for us to expand our operations and we have helped over 900,000 people during the course of the conflict, primarily through health projects and emergency food aid to tackle malnutrition.

As a sign of how the need has grown since the start of the conflict, in the last quarter of 2019 more than half of the people we supported worldwide were in Yemen.

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 900,000 of the most vulnerable Yemenis.

  • Provided food for almost 4,500 displaced people, safe drinking water for 7,500 people, and medical protection for 100,000 families against dengue fever.
  • We delivered emergency food parcels as well as seasonal food distributions during Ramadan and Qurbani festivals to 71,080 people.
  • Supported 45,900 people during the height of the cholera epidemic.
  • Provided oral rehydration solutions, antibiotics, syringes, gloves and gowns to Al-Hudaydah and Dhale allowing them to treat 24,800 people.
  • Provided a cholera centre with essential supplies including 100 beds and mattresses, serving 18,000 people in one year.
  • 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.
  • Supported 600 children in an orphanage in Sanaa, Yemen in partnership with other agencies, providing students with uniforms, books and other study materials.
  • We partnered with UNOCHA to support 15 health facilities and treated 69,000 vulnerable Yemenis suffering with acute malnutrition in Al Dhale’e and Taiz governorates. We also funded 3 mobile medical teams to make sure we reached people in rural areas.
  • Provided 1,470 people who were recently displaced from their homes with emergency food assistance.
  • We supported 16 health facilities and hospitals in providing surgery, curative care and nutrition assistance, giving over 440,000 people access to emergency health services.

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

Zainab with her children

“We have to ration our meals”

“My younger son is the only one who earns any money,” Zainab told us. “He tries to provide us with everything, but it’s still not enough. He also works on the side, selling ice on the street to cover the cost of my heart medicine.

“We have to ration our meals – if we eat breakfast, we skip lunch. We only eat once or twice a day. We only get one or two bottles of water per day.

“At the end of Ramadan, I got sick. I had a fever, couldn’t taste food or smell. I would shiver, cough, and I couldn’t move.

“I was diagnosed with COVID-19, and my family was very worried about me. They would spend night and day at my bedside – one injecting my medicine, and the other providing food.”

Although Zainab was sick and fearing for her life, her concern was for her children. “What would happen if I die?” Zainab had to borrow money to afford treatment at a clinic, and, even then the family could barely afford to eat

“But more than the money, I was just scared for my children. Most days we only ate bread and tea, but Alhamdulilah.

“My message to your supporters is to not forget the displaced families here, and across Yemen. A lot of children have to beg for money just to feed their siblings.”

Yemen can't wait. Please donate now and help us save lives.

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