Children queue for a daily distribution of cold milk and biscuits in Bosaso, Somalia, at the reception center for Somali returnees and refugees who have fled the conflict in Yemen.

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.

 

Latest: Children feared dead in suspected airstrike on school bus


Dozens of children aged between 6 and 14 are feared dead with many more injured, after the school bus they were travelling in was hit by a suspected airstrike in northern Yemen.

Our staff are telling us that the pupils were on their way back to school from a picnic when the driver stopped to get a drink. That’s when the attack happened, while the bus was stationary. We are unable to verify the details at this moment.

We condemn this horrific attack and are calling for a full, immediate and independent investigation into this and other recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, like schools and hospitals. We have seen a worrying rise in these incidents and no action has been taken to hold the perpetrators to account.  

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’ve been preparing for a potential cholera outbreak. We’ve been 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 urgently carrying out additional food distributions to ensure that families have food in case they are trapped or forced from their homes.
  • We’re providing psychosocial support in Child Friendly Spaces, giving children a safe space to learn, play and receive specialist psychosocial support.
  • We’ve giving families electronic vouchers and cash so they can buy food, medicines and other essential supplies

 

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