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.
Every day children 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. 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. Children are suffering from easily preventable diseases such as cholera and diptheria.
Many children have witnessed haunting acts of violence and the destruction of their communities and homes.
With prospects of survival diminishing day by day, urgent action is required. In the complex context 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 futures before it is too late.
This is the reality for children in Yemen. They are suffering and we can help.