Ali*, 4 months old, is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and has been admitted into the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme at Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a.

Yemen Appeal

Help a child like Ali, right now

THREE YEARS OF WAR

The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 22.2 million – or 76% of the population – including 11.3 million children

For three years now, children in Yemen have been trapped in a brutal cycle of starvation and sickness.

Hospitals have been bombed so the sick can’t be treated. Shipments of food have been blocked or delayed so millions go hungry.

The country has been torn apart; its health services are on the point of collapse. Families have been denied the chance to make a living and feed their children.

In the fog of war, it’s easy to lose sight of what you can do to help. But while we can’t change the past for these children, with your help, we can change their future.

11.3 million children need humanitarian assistance.

Every day they are facing the risk of injury, death and abuse. They are being forced from their homes and missing school. They have been trapped in a brutal cycle of starvation and sickness.

Many children have witnessed haunting acts of violence and the destruction of their communities and homes.

But while we can’t change the past for these children, with your help, we can change their futures before it is too late.

This is the reality for children in Yemen. They are suffering and we can help. 

How your donation will help children

Your donation could change the course of the war for a child in Yemen.

You could help us supply communities with safe drinking water, hygiene kits and money for food.

And you could help us make sure children have safe places to learn, play, and start to come to terms with everything they've been through.

Your donation could help us:

  • Deliver critical medical care to sick and injured children and their families through one of our fixed health facilities or mobile health clinics
  • Supply vital food and vitamin supplies
  • Treat children suffering from malnutrition and severe dehydration
  • Respond to disease outbreaks such as cholera and diphtheria, launch vaccination campaigns and promote safe hygiene practices to prevent the spread of disease
  • Make sure children have safe places to learn, play, and receive specialist emotional support to help come to terms with everything they've been through.
  • Protect children’s futures by getting them back into school. We’re supporting existing schools, providing essential equipment and establishing temporary learning spaces.

This is the reality for children in Yemen. They are suffering and we can help. 

 

Zuhair's story

Zuhair, 13, was badly burned in an airstrike on a crowded funeral in Yemen. Zuhair and his stepfather were at Al-Kubra Hall when two airstrikes hit the hall and killed over 100 mourners. 

Although they miraculously survived the attack, both were badly burned as a result of the explosion - the intensity of the firestorm setting their clothes alight with Zuhair suffering from third degree burns to many parts of his body as he frantically tried to extinguish his burning clothing.

Zuhair stayed at home for nearly a fortnight without medical attention and in a lot of pain because his family could not afford to take him to hospital.

Our Child Protection staff heard about Zuhair’s case from the local community and immediately referred him to a local hospital.

One-year-old Eman* was at her relatives’ house in a village in Arhab District, Sana’a Governorate, when an airstrike hit the building. The blast killed her mother and at least five other women who had gathered to offer their condolences after the funeral of one their relatives. Eman* survived after being trapped in a small space under the rubble, which shielded her from the debris. But her face was badly burned by the explosion, causing her eyes to swell severely.

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