Over 22 million people are in urgent need
With the ongoing conflict in Yemen thousands of lives have been lost and millions left in turmoil in a country on the brink of famine. With recent attacks on ports disrupting the distribution of aid, further displacement is expected along the western coast and the crisis is intensifying.
Families and communities have been torn apart and left without even the most basic of living essentials:
- Around two million people are displaced and living in dire conditions
- Approximately 18 million people have been left food insecure
- In 2017, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF classed the Cholera crisis in Yemen as the worst outbreak ever recorded
Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing medicines to treat cholera and urgent food aid.
A Country in crisis
Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East even before the war broke out. Now, despite their appalling situation communities are coping as best as they can and are working together to survive. With your support we can help these communities in their hour of need.
Sami Jassar, who works for Islamic Relief in Yemen, explains:
“Since March 2015 the situation has got worse…. Essential goods, such as food, have more than doubled in price, and specific medicines can no longer be found in the shops.”
Many families are without basic services. Hospitals and schools have been damaged, and water is in very short supply.
Food provided to over 2.5 million people – help us reach more
We have an ongoing emergency appeal to save lives. Islamic Relief is distributing food across a wide area and has 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. We have also been working to support children through child protection and psycho-social support activities.
For just £78 you could provide food and water to a family for one month.