Project information

Yemen Crisis Appeal

Concern Worldwide is working with our partner ACTED, who are already on the ground in three areas in Yemen supporting communities in need with clean water, shelter, sanitation and food, including women and children who face the greatest risk. The crisis is deteriorating and we need your support.

December 2016 - December 2018

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  • Need


    More than 19 months of conflict have left over 18 million people in need in need of clean water, food and shelter, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Hospitals, schools and farms have been destroyed. A worsening cholera outbreak in some parts of the country must also be averted before it spreads.
    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.


    • Provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation, including the rehabilitation of community facilities
    • Distribute Hygiene kits (including soap, chlorine tablets, etc.)
    • Supply shelter kits

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide essential relief to the people of Yemen


    » Improve access to clean and safe water
    » Restore or improve access to safe and clean sanitation facilities
    » Supply essential hygiene materials and training
    » Distribute shelter kits

    What success will look like

    As a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, Concern Worldwide will provide regular reports evaluating the impact of our humanitarian response programmes.

  • Impact


    Restore the health and rebuild the livelihoods of communities in Yemen. We will provide regular reports evaluating the impact of our humanitarian response programmes.


    The crisis in Yemen is severe, with 70% of the population in need. It is a constant challenge to ensure that the aid is distributed widely enough and quickly enough. Our partner on the ground is already established in Yemen and has maintained good coordination with local authorities, helping maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the aid programmes.


    We will provide a written report of our activities for donors and updates on the Concern Worldwide website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Emergency Relief Providing clean water, sanitation, shelter and hygiene according to the greatest need
  • Background


    Yemen is already one of the poorest countries in the world. 70% of the population across all 22 provinces are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
    People have lost their jobs and the economy has almost collapsed. Hospitals, schools and farms have been destroyed. Inflation and a banking crisis, as well as the destruction of of ports and roads are also affecting the flow of food into the country. Many have had to flee the fighting and are arriving at camps where they are even more vulnerable.


    The most vulnerable populations in several districts within Yemen will benefit, including women and children who face the greatest risk.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation that works with some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities in many of the world’s toughest places. We have been responding to humanitarian crises, including many caused by war and conflict, for over 40 years.
    Our Alliance 2015 partner ACTED has been working in Yemen since 2013 and has developed good relationships with local authorities across all governorates of operation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Donors

    You can provide us with the vital donations necessary to help us save lives and to ensure the success of our programme.

    Our People

    Our experienced staff are working closely with those in ACTED, based in Yemen, to protect and save as many vulnerable people as possible.