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How do your donations help Yemen?

  • £11 could provide a child with a ‘school in a bag’ to make sure they don’t miss out on their education
  • £33 could pay for enough water purification tablets for a family for a month
  • £52 could provide a displaced family with basic food commodities for a whole month
  • £164 could pay for the treatment of one child with severe acute malnutrition.


Yemen's children grow up through the world's largest humanitarian crisis. Six years of war has left 12.4m children needing assistance.

With health facilities closed or partially functioning due to war, millions are vulnerable to coronavirus. (See our COVID-19 response in Yemen. )

Deaths from coronavirus symptoms have been reported across the country, but poor infrastructure makes it almost impossible to get accurate figures.

It's a perfect storm of humanitarian, protection and economic crises, with each fuelling the other.

Our teams are in Yemen making sure children have good food, healthcare and can keep learning and stay safe from violence. 

But the crisis is worsening. And now, of all times, the UK government is cutting its aid budget to Yemen by more than half.

Will you show Britain at its best? Help Yemen's children to get through this. 



What are we doing to help Yemen?

We’re supporting 88 health facilities and 23 hospitals. Your vital donations help:

  • provide life-saving treatment for malnourished children
  • train health care workers in malnutrition prevention
  • tackle deadly diseases, such as cholera and diptheria
  • support COVID-19 treatment centres and raise awareness

How we're helping Noor*

 Malnutrition survivor Noor* (11 months) visits hospital for a checkup with her mother Safiya* 31. Photo: Hadil Saeed  / Save the Children

Malnutrition survivor Noor* (11 months) visits hospital for a checkup with her mother Safiya* 31. Photo: Hadil Saeed / Save the Children

At just 4 months old, Noor* was fighting to survive. Struggling from severe acute malnutrition, she found it difficult to move. Her worried mum, Safiya* took her to Save the Children supported hospital where Noor was given the treatment and nutritious food she needed to recover.

Now 6 months later, Noor* has gained weight and loves to play and sing. Her mum especially loves it when she sings to her.  

Aid cuts mean thousands of children like her will be left to face the crisis alone.

But with the right support there are endless possibilities for children like Noor.

Do you agree?

Support children like Noor today


4.6m children need child protection assistance. Your vital donations help:

  • run safe spaces where children can learn and play
  • provide psychosocial support after horrifying experiences
  • raise awareness about violence and exploitation.

How we helped Rami*

Rami* 15, was injured by a warplane in Yemen

Rami* 15, was injured by a warplane in Yemen

Rami, 15, suffered life-changing injuries during two successive airstrikes near his home.

His family were at the mosque for evening prayer when they heard the warplanes overhead. As they left the mosque, the bombing started.

Rami was injured by shrapnel and lay on the ground, unable to move. His father searched for him everywhere, and eventually a motorcyclist told him he had found an injured child near the road and taken him to the health centre.

Save the Children paid for the surgery he required and his medicine, and gave him a wheelchair. We also supported Rami through rehabilitation. He can now feel and move his right leg, but still cannot feel his left leg. Rami also still needs an operation to remove the fragments of shrapnel in his spine.

Up to 75% of schools are destroyed in some areas. Your vital donations help:

  • set up temporary learning spaces and support education in refugee camps
  • distribute essential supplies such as school bags and uniforms 
  • run catch-up classes for children who've missed school.

How we helped Mohammed*

Mohammed* 11, near his home in Aden, Yemen

Mohammed* 11, near his home in Aden, Yemen

Mohammed, 11, lives with his family in Aden after being forced to flee their family home in Hodeidah because of the intensifying war.

His parents tried to enrol him into primary school, but he was rejected due to a lack of available places. When Mohammed’s mum heard about a nearby Save the Children non-formal education centre, she got Mohammed to start studying there. Within a few months he was able to read and write. His teachers were so impressed  that they suggested to his mum to try and enrol him in a formal school.

After a placement test, Mohammed was successfully registered in the 3rd grade and is now one of the top students in his class. Both his parents are very proud of how he’s doing and believe education will provide him with a better future. 

Food insecurity affects 20.1m Yemenis (67% of the population), including 10.3m children. Your vital donations help:

  • feed children and pregnant/breastfeeding mothers at risk of malnutrition
  • give families cash and vouchers for food and medicine to boost local markets.

How we helped Muna*

Muna’s grandmother, Nada, carrying Muna in her house, Lahj, Yemen

Muna’s grandmother, Nada, carrying Muna in her house, Lahj, Yemen

After her mother died when Muna was just 20 days old, the baby was taken care of by her grandmother and her aunt who has a child of the same age.

But Muna's health deteriorated without breast milk, especially after she also started refusing bottle milk.

Fortunately, Muna’s aunt was reached by Save the Children breastfeeding awareness sessions, and learnt the importance of breast milk for children like Muna. 

As Muna's aunt had a child of a similar age, she decided to also breastfeed Muna, with the help of a Mother to Mother group formed and supported by Save the Children.

Muna’s health has greatly improved and she has started gaining weight since the time her aunt started breastfeeding her.

*Names changed



We've been doing all we can to help keep children alive, healthy and learning through the pandemic, including:

  • distributing personal protective equipment and Infection Prevention & Control materials to over 100 health facilities
  • providing training to over 140 health facilities
  • raising awareness about the disease through health centres & community volunteers

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