Over eight years of conflict has deepened Yemen’s poverty, devastated its infrastructure, and caused widespread hunger and suffering. The crisis is getting worse, day by day.
Yemen is already one of the poorest countries in the region, with tens of thousands of lives lost and over 20 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from. A country crippled by conflict is sadly now on the brink of famine.
Families are facing ongoing armed conflict, displacement, disease and economic decline, with an estimated 24 million people (80% of the country’s population) now in need of humanitarian aid to survive – a figure so high that it is in fact the highest across the globe.
On the ground in Yemen, the situation is dire and things are getting worse each and every day.
Yemen now officially hosts the world’s largest human-induced food security crisis.
400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and could tragically die if they do not receive urgent treatment. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the country, Yemen is trying to grapple with widespread food shortages whilst fighting the devastating pandemic.
Your donations can help our teams deliver urgently needed food, medicines and medical supplies.
“Since March 2015 the situation has gotten worse… essential goods such as food, have more than doubled in price…”
Sami Jassar, aid worker for Islamic Relief Yemen
Islamic Relief is currently on the ground in 17 of the country’s 22 governorates, delivering aid to many hard-to-reach areas. Our country office is in the capital, Sana’a, and we have eight sub-offices in Dhamar, Amran, Aden, Taiz, Hodeida, Saada, Maarib and Rymah.
With your support we have been able to:
In light of the impending famine, Islamic Relief is continuing to distribute food packs and essential food vouchers to provide critical aid to families in need. However, we need your help to reach as many people as possible and widen our response.
One of the world’s poorest countries, Yemen now teeters on the brink of famine after years of conflict, economic downturn and shortfalls in humanitarian funding. Some 24 million people depend on urgent humanitarian aid to survive.
The tragedy has reached epic proportions, with a child dying every 10 minutes from preventable causes like diarrhoea, breathing infections and malnutrition. More than 4 million people are internally displaced and humanitarian access is difficult.
$25 can provide essential hygiene kits to a displaced family
$80 could feed a family for one month*
$100 could provide enough basic PPE for one frontline health worker for four months
We can do more. We must do more. Please donate now and save lives.
* Due to ongoing conflict, blockades and delays in food imports, the food prices in Yemen constantly fluctuate. At times food prices have more than doubled during the ongoing conflict which began in March 2015. Islamic Relief Yemen continues to provide life-saving aid to those most in need through its partnership work with international organisations such as the World Food Programme. We will regularly update price handles to reflect the current situation on the ground.