Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab region, with very slow progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals. The Yemeni economy is caught in a jobless slow growth cycle leading to stagnant per capita incomes and rising levels of unemployment, particularly amongst the youth and women. Due to the recent conflict, twenty million Yemenis, nearly 80% of the population, are in urgent need of food, water and medical aid, in a humanitarian disaster.
The Crisis Rages On
The world is in terrible shape. Our help is needed now more than ever. In Yemen, the humanitarian situation is critical. The current crisis is borne out of years of poverty, under-development, and conflict, and the Yemeni people are among some of the most vulnerable in the world today. 18.8 million people need urgent help, 2.2 million children are malnourished, and on average, six children are being killed or injured every day. Over 7 million people are hungry and do not know where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity in Yemen has reached a crisis point, and the UN estimates that 14 million people don’t have enough to eat. Another 14 million people are in desperate need of safe drinking water and basic healthcare. Now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to step up our support. Let’s change lives for the better today.
As the fighting in Yemen flares up, the nation is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. More than 100,000 people have fled their homes. The death toll continues to rise daily, with at least 500 dead and 1,700 wounded just in the past two weeks. Already the most impoverished nation in the Middle East, Yemen, with a population of 24 million, is also one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. According to the United Nations, the continuing conflict has increasingly “disrupted water supplies in areas of southern Yemen…with sewage overflowing in some areas, raising the risk of disease.”
How you can help
We cannot continue this vital work without your support. As the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, thousands of children under the age of 5 and pregnant women are severely malnourished. Yemen’s people are starving. They need you now more than ever. For just $95, you can help a family for a month.