Yemen Crisis Appeal: Please donate now

Child in hospital in Yemen

A child being treated in hospital in one of the worst affected areas of Yemen.

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Millions of children are caught up in a horrifying crisis

Two years of brutal war have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

Ports and airports are in ruins, leading to shortages of food, medicines and vital supplies.

More than two million children are malnourished and thousands have died from preventable illnesses. Deadly cholera is now putting children's lives at risk, with one child being infected every minute. Over half a million suspected cases have been reported in the country so far. 

In areas affected by fighting, children are being killed and maimed by airstrikes and explosive weapons. Hospitals are being bombed and many health services have completely collapsed.

Our teams are there. We’re saving lives and helping children affected by the conflict to cope with their traumatic experiences.

But we need your help to do more. Please donate today.

How your donation will help children

We’re working around the clock to help children by:

  • Treating malnutrition and delivering food and vitamin supplements
  • Distributing hygiene kits to stop the spread of cholera and setting up treatment centres and oral rehydration points
  • Supplying communities with safe drinking water, hygiene kits and money for food
  • 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 1.8 million people, including more than 954,000 children.

Sameera’s story

3 year old Sameera* is one of thousands of children in Yemen whose life has been put at risk by cholera.

Her mother told us: “She likes to go outside the house and always sucks her thumb. Then she suddenly got sick.”

Suffering with severe diarrhea and vomiting, Sameera* was brought to a Save the Children supported hospital in Sana’a for urgent care. Slowly, after being treated by doctors, her condition has begun to improve.

We’re helping Sameera and many children like her survive the cholera epidemic by supporting hospitals and treatment centres, as well as helping prevent cases by providing essential hygiene items to families.  

Children in Yemen urgently need your help:

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Last updated: July 2017

*Names changed to protect identities.