Yemen Crisis Appeal

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.

Yemen Crisis Appeal: Malnourished eight-month-old Lina* at a Save the Children-supported health facility. We’re using an alternative routes into the country to ensure vital aid reaches children like Lina.

Malnourished eight-month-old Lina* at a Save the Children-supported health facility. We’re using an alternative routes into the country to ensure vital aid reaches children like Lina.

How your donation will help children

  • We’re giving families food and electronic vouchers and cash to buy food, medicines and other essential supplies in case they are trapped or forced from their homes.
  • We’re delivering healthcare through 97 fixed health facilities and 15 mobile health teams, treating sick and injured children, responding to disease outbreaks and screening and treating children for malnutrition.
  • We’ve been preparing for a potential cholera outbreak - stocking hospitals with essential medical supplies, including antibiotics and rehydration salts.
  • We’re running awareness campaigns on hygiene and sanitation issues, rehabilitating water points, and distributing essential hygiene items to prevent the risk of an outbreak.
  • We’re providing psychosocial support in Child Friendly Spaces, giving children a safe space to learn, play and receive specialist psychosocial support to overcome the horrors of living in a conflict zone. 

 

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