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For over six years, war has trapped children in a brutal cycle of hunger and sickness. We’re fighting to get desperately needed food to them. But more children urgently need your help.

Yemen, a nation on the southernmost part of the Arabian Peninsula, has long been one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.

In March 2015, a long-running political crisis escalated into violence, with devastating consequences for the people and children who live in Yemen.

Now after over six years, the Yemen conflict has left 12.3m children in need of help.

It is one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. 

Save the Children works in 11 regions in Yemen, with programmes focusing on health, nutrition, child protection, food security and livelihoods, education and water and sanitation interventions. 

We're treating under-5s suffering from malnutrition and supporting health facilities in some of the hardest-to-reach areas. Two thirds of schools were destroyed in some areas, so we’re also running temporary learning programs so children don’t miss out on an education. 

Since May 2015, Save the Children as a global organisation has reached more than 4 million children in Yemen with lifesaving assistance and we continue to deliver vital programming. 

Find out more about our work in Yemen

Page last updated in January 2022.

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