The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have now classed the crisis in Yemen as the worst cholera outbreak in the world. In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen.
As a result, Islamic Relief is on the ground and providing emergency medical assistance.
Overview of Yemen’s cholera crisis:
Please donate now and help provide emergency relief to those most in need.
Millions of people are at risk of starvation in Yemen, while 3 million have been driven from their homes by the country’s fierce conflict.
Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, and we’ve launched an emergency appeal to save lives. For just £78 you can provide food and water to a family for one month.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East, torn apart by conflict and gripped by hunger. With your support we can provide urgent life-saving aid. A staggering four out of five of the 24 million population need it.
Sami Jassar, who works for Islamic Relief in Yemen, explains: “Since March 2015 the situation has got worse. Eighty per cent of people in Yemen now need humanitarian assistance. Essential goods, such as food, have more than doubled in price, and specific medicines can no longer be found in the shops.”
The people of Yemen are staring famine in the face. Over 10,000 people have been killed in the past 18 months, and three million are now suffering from malnutrition.
Many families are without basic services. Hospitals and schools have been damaged, and water is in very short supply.
Islamic Relief is distributing food across a wide area in partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme. We have provided food to more than 2.5 million people. We’ve also equipped 21 hospitals and clinics across the country to support doctors and nurses working to treat wounded, sick and malnourished people.
£40 can provide a hygiene kit to a family to help tackle the spread of cholera
£78 can provide food and water to a family for one month
£130 can provide treatment for one month to a person affected by cholera
We can do more. We must do more. Please donate now and save lives.