Yemen Crisis Appeal

When you go to sleep you start thinking about what you’re going to feed your children tomorrow or where you’re going to get it from. I’m scared of the war. I’m scared of the jet fighters and of hunger,” says Suad*.

Her one-year-old son, Nusair*, is severely malnourished and fighting for his life. The war in Yemen has trapped him in a food crisis that may have already killed 85,000 children.

Yemen is a perfect storm of humanitarian, protection and economic crises, with each fuelling the other. Yemen’s children are in the eye of that storm and their fight to survive gets harder every day.

Please donate to our Yemen Appeal

Our teams are in Yemen right now, making sure children can get food to eat, access healthcare, continue their education and be protected from violence. But the crisis is worsening. We are doing everything we can to reach the most vulnerable children across Yemen, but the on-and-off blockade is restricting our access. Children urgently need your support to help them survive.

You can help children like Nusair get through this. Just £30 could buy a package of therapeutic food, which could help a child recover from severe acute malnutrition.

Help Yemen’s children survive this brutal war. Donate now.

What we're doing

We’re the largest independent aid agency in Yemen, working on the ground – as well as campaigning for lasting change – to help children survive this brutal war.

Across Yemen we’re running over 150 clinics, 21 hospitals and five mobile health and nutrition teams.

Right now, we’re:

  • treating sick and injured children,
  • providing life-saving treatment for malnourished children,
  • responding to deadly disease outbreaks, such as cholera and diptheria,
  • providing children with access to safe drinking water and essential hygiene items to prevent the spread of illness and disease

*Names changed to protect identities

Right now, we’re:

  • running safe spaces where children can learn, play and being the long journey to recovery,
  • delivering psychosocial support to help children come to terms with the horrors they've experienced,
  • raising awareness in communities about protecting children from violence and exploitation

 

 

Musa*, was severely injured in an airstrike which targeted his school bus in Yemen - 'I wish they reach a peace agreement in Yemen, and they stop the war in Yemen and on children.'

Musa*, was severely injured in an airstrike which targeted his school bus in Yemen - 'I wish they reach a peace agreement in Yemen, and they stop the war in Yemen and on children.'

Right now, we're:

  • setting up temporary learning spaces, so children don't miss out on an education,
  • distributing essential school supplies like books, pens and teaching materials,
  • running catch-up classes for children who've missed school

 

After a bomb hit his school, Aymen*’s ears had been badly damaged in the explosion and he subsequently lost all hearing. We provided him with hearing aids for both his damaged ears. This has helped him to cope at school, improve his grades and recover his old confidence.

After a bomb hit his school, Aymen*’s ears had been badly damaged in the explosion and he subsequently lost all hearing. We provided him with hearing aids for both his damaged ears. This has helped him to cope at school, improve his grades and recover his old confidence.

Right now, we're:

  • giving food to young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are at risk of malnutrition,
  • giving families cash and vouchers for food and medicine to boost local markets

Malak* and Lua'e* were forced to flee their home. Their family has no source of income after their father Mohammed* had to leave his grocery shop. We helped their family with cash transfers to buy food and to pay the rent.

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