Seven years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving Yemen to the brink of famine.
Two-thirds of the population requires some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 12.1 million people who are in acute need.
Every day, children are struggling to survive the triple threat of bombs, starvation and disease. Not only are children terrified from the routine of relentless fighting, but the health system is now at breaking point. More than half of all health facilities are closed or only partially functioning, water and sanitation services vital to the health of Yemen’s children could be forced to close and there has been a surge in child mortality because of an increase in easily treatable diseases, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.
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“Everyone is Yemen is utterly exhausted, and everyone is struggling to survive the day; fathers skipping meals to feed their children, mothers selling the very little they have, and young boys and girls are laboring day and night to help put bread on their families’ tables.
There is no safe place for the children to hide. Their schools and hospitals are ravaged by repeated and senseless fighting, their playgrounds are turned into graveyards, and their homes are struggling to feed them or keep them safe.
They are starved, isolated, left behind, neglected, and forgotten by the rest of world, as if their suffering is some sort of a natural order; when the suffering of children is the most unnatural order of all. It is an order that we are calling on the world not to accept; to say enough is enough.
A whole generation of children in Yemen is struggling daily, with detrimental impacts not only on the children’s future, but on the future of the entire country.”
Help A Child has been working in Yemen since 1980. We are one of the largest aid organization in the country and have been responding to the crisis in Yemen since 2015.
Since May 2015, we’ve reached more than 4 million children with lifesaving assistance and we continue to deliver vital programming.
We are treating children under five suffering from malnutrition and supporting health facilities in some of the hardest-to-reach areas. With up to 75% of schools destroyed in some areas, we’re also running temporary learning programs so children don’t miss out on an education.
Investing in the future of Yemen’s children – by addressing their education, health and nutrition as well as mental well-being needs – offers the best chance of ensuring their recovery and the country’s long-term peace and stability.
Please help us by investing in the future we all share with a donation to our Yemen Children’s Relief Fund.