Humanitarian Crisis: Help Save Children in Yemen
The war in Yemen threatens children’s lives
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deteriorate with attacks on children and families and infrastructure, including a UNICEF constructed water system. The statistics are grim. An estimated 22.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 11.3 million of them children. Severe acute malnutrition is a serious threat with over 400,000 children currently suffering without enough nutritious food to eat. Yemen is still facing the immediate threat of famine. Donate to Yemen and neighbouring countries now »
Cholera an imminent threat
As of April 2018, the cumulative total of suspected cholera cases in Yemen since the outbreak began last April has reached almost 1.1 million with nearly 30% of them being children under 5. UNICEF is supporting the transportation of vaccines, communication and awareness-raising and social mobilization activities for oral cholera campaigns throughout affected areas of Yemen.
UNICEF is providing essential services
UNICEF is working with partners in Yemen to provide health and nutrition support, clean water and hygiene services. Clean water supplies are being established through the provision of electricity in communities. Specialized health services are being delivered for children with injuries and disabilities and to reach the most vulnerable. UNICEF is focused on preventing the education system from collapse and ensuring that infrastructure, learning materials and teachers are available to continue working with children.