Project information

Yemen Crisis Appeal

Twenty months of war have brought Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, to breaking point. DEC member agencies and their partners are working to support the crisis across its 22 provinces where there is desperate need for food, malnutrition, water & sanitation services.

1 year

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  • Need

    Need

    As a result of war in Yemen, people have lost their jobs and the economy has almost collapsed. Hospitals, schools and farms have been destroyed. Two thirds of the population (18.8 million out of 27.4 million) is in urgent need of of humanitarian assistance. This includes safe drinking water and sanitation services, medical treatment, emergency shelter and household items such as cooking equipment for those who lost their homes or have been forced to flee as a result of war.

    Solution

    DEC member charities are reaching millions of people across the country with lifesaving aid but much more needs to be done.

    Children face the greatest risk of starvation – almost half a million infants and young children need immediate treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

    In addition, a worsening cholera outbreak in some parts of the country must also be contained before it spreads. DEC member charities are ready to scale up and reach more people with water and sanitation services.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Prevent starvation of 4.5 million children and adults at risk

    Activities

    » Provide treatment and prevention services for malnutrition, particularly for children and breast-feeding women who are most at risk.
    » Run hospitals and mobile health teams
    » Improve sanitation and provide clean drinking water

    Lives saved across the 22 provinces of Yemen


  • Impact

    Impact

    Rebuild lives and restore incomes for years to come

    Risk

    The scale of the problem in Yemen is severe with two thirds of the population in need. There are daily challenges to deliver aid to millions of people in need.

    Reporting

    Email communications to update on the funding situation for the Yemen crisis appeal.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Humanitarian aid Urgently required aid for crisis in Yemen
  • Background

    Location

    Twenty months of war have brought Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, to breaking point. Millions of children and adult in all 22 provinces are in desperate need of humanitarian aid including safe drinking water and sanitation services, medical treatment, emergency shelter and household items.

    Beneficiaries

    Two thirds of the population (18.8 million out of 27.4 million) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 4.5 million people require treatment or prevention services for malnutrition – almost a 150 per cent rise since late 2014.

    Half of the country – 14 million people – suffer from hunger and need help before it’s too late. Of these, 7 million are severely hungry and don’t know where their next meal will come from.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    DEC members have been working in Yemen for decades and will continue to work with people to rebuild lives and restore incomes for years to come.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lisa Robinson

    ‎Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

£100

£100 could provide supplies to a clinic treating severely malnourished children for a week