Yemen Crisis

With the ongoing conflict in Yemen – already one of the poorest countries in the region – thousands of lives have been lost and almost 18 million people have been left food insecure. A country crippled by conflict is sadly now on the brink of famine.

With families facing ongoing armed conflict, displacement, disease and economic decline, an estimated 22.2 million people are now in need of humanitarian aid to survive – a figure so high that it is in fact the highest across the globe.

Humanitarian tragedy

The situation in Yemen is a humanitarian tragedy. Three years of intense conflict has left 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Almost 9,000 people have died and over 50,000 people have been injured or maimed. Despite all the suffering in Yemen, it has become a forgotten conflict.

Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East when the conflict broke out in March 2015, and the continuous warfare has devastated the country.

On the ground

Islamic Relief is currently working in 19 of Yemen’s 22 governorates, distributing food in partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme. We’ve provided food to more than 1.7 million people, and have equipped 21 hospitals and clinics across the country to support doctors and nurses working to treat wounded, sick and malnourished people.

With your support we can help these communities in their hour of need.

The areas where we have responded include Sanaa, Sana’a city, Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan, Amran, Shabwah, Mareb, Sa’ada, Hodeida, Hadramout and Dhamar.

As well as continuing with the food distributions, we have provided emergency water through the installation of water tanks as well as kidney dialysis items to multiple clinics.

In light of the impending famine, we’re 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.

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