Yemen Crisis: Donate now

A young girl in war torn Yemen11-month-old Nadia’s family were forced to flee the conflict in Yemen. We treated her for malnutrition at a reception centre in Somalia.

 

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This is the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

But sadly not enough people are talking about it.

Since March last year, brutal fighting has spread across almost all of Yemen.

A staggering 21 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid.

Children are going hungry and thirsty - one third of children under 5 are severley malnourished, and in many parts of the country the water supply is turned on for just one hour every day.

The healthcare system has also collapsed, meaning that children and their families can't get the vital care they desperately need.

Raja'a’s story

Raja from Yemen stands in front of her destroyed house

Seven-year-old Raja'a was playing outside when a missile hit her house. She was injured and taken to hospital.

"When I woke up in hospital, I didn't find my mum beside me as she always was," she told us.

"Later, I found out that she died, along with my brother and sister. Now I don't have a house or a family. That day I lost everything - my family, my certificates from school, my toys. I don't like the war and I hate the planes. I don't know why they attacked my house and killed my family."

There's nowhere safe for Yemen's children

The daily, relentless use of explosive weapons is killing children like Raja'a's siblings and scarring others for life. It's also destroying hospitals and schools.

This has earnt Yemen the horrifying status of being the most dangerous place in the world for explosive violence.

More than 6,500 people have lost their lives - 95% were civilians.

How your donation will help children

Despite the incredibly difficult situation, our teams are working around the clock, showing children that they're not forgotten.

  • We're rehabilitating health facilities and and sending mobile healthcare teams to remote communities
  • We're supplying communities with safe drinking water, hygiene kits, and money for food
  • We're protecting children by giving them safe spaces where they can learn, play, and begin to come to terms with everything they've been through.

Since the fighting escalated, we’ve reached more than one million people, including more than 576,000 children.

 

Thousands more children need our help:

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Last updated: August 2016.