The war in Yemen has been raging for three years now which has left the country in the grip of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. 11.3 million children need humanitarian assistance.
Children are paying the heaviest price for this crisis. They face a triple threat – bombs, hunger and disease.
ON THE BRINK OF STARVATION
Fighting has forced families to flee for their lives, losing their homes and their jobs; leaving them struggling to put food on the table. As a result, children are going hungry every day.
Nearly 8.5 million people are on the brink of starvation.
And an on-and-off blockade on vital imports by the Saudi-led coalition has worsened the crisis, causing severe food shortages and hugely inflated food prices.
Military forces are now closing in on the port city of Hodeidah, the country's gateway for commerical and humanitarian supplies. An attack on the port would have a devastating consequence for a country already suffering through the world's largest hunger crisis.
Hunger cannot be used as a weapon of war.
We are working tirelessly on the ground – as well as lobbying governments and politicians – doing whatever it takes to make sure children in Yemen survive, get protection whenever they’re in danger and go on to learn and thrive.