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

“Whoever removes a grief from a believer from amongst the sorrows of this life, Allah will remove a grief from him amongst the sorrows of the Day of Resurrection” (Muslim)

£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.

Starvation is not a tragedy, it’s a man-made, preventable crisis. There is enough food to keep every person in the world fed and healthy. But we need your help to get that food to 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 UN has declared that malnutrition has never been worse.

20 million Yemenis don’t have enough food, and without support, millions may starve to death.

When you’re starving, your body begins to devour its own muscles, including the heart, before it simply cannot fight any longer. You’re much more likely to catch and die from one of the many diseases plaguing communities – such as dengue fever, Chikungunya fever, cholera, or COVID-19.

Help save lives now

Human Appeal is running five projects across Yemen to help the most vulnerable families to survive these critical months.

Your donations will help us to provide:

Nutritious month-long food parcels to 1,212 families in Taiz

COVID-19 kits to 7,700 people

Medical supplies, PPE to 2 hospitals for 10 weeks

Training to 20 health workers

Clean water to 52,000 people for 3 months

Hygiene kits to 1,000 people for 3 months

Building 17 durable homes for families made homeless by flooding in Hudaydah.

The time is now

Yemen is on the brink of a famine which would decimate the entire country. We cannot allow our inaction to cost families precious lives.

Please join us in saving Yemen from destruction. Your donation could ensure a family survives the next month, recovers from COVID-19, and is treated for cholera.

Your donation can, truly, save a life. It is in these dark and difficult times, that our inaction, or our action, will make all the difference. One donation, truly, can save lives.

When we are asked what we did to stop Yemen from being wiped out, what will we say?

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)

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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