As the tensions in Yemen continue to rise, further strain is placed on local communities already at breaking point. With food supply chains damaged, millions of people are severely malnourished and growing increasingly weaker. The most vulnerable members of society are at the highest risk; the sick, elderly, pregnant women and infants are all in significant danger.
The current conflict began in 2015 and has caused utter devastation. Homes, schools, and businesses have all been destroyed and as a result, the country’s economy subsequently collapsed. To date, over 9,000 people have been killed and 50,000 injured. Yemen’s main entry point for food, fuel, and other essential supplies has also suffered problems. Those who are left have no choice but to fight for their lives every single day.
Millions of people are at risk of starvation, disease, and escalating violence. With the conflict worsening, it is likely that vital food and medical supplies will become even more scarce moving forward, despite the ongoing efforts from charities and the UN regarding a ceasefire.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed, leaving countless families without a solid roof over their heads. During the conflicts in 2014, more than 140,000 homes were damaged, with close to 15,000 either severely damaged or completely destroyed.
Despite the burdens facing Yemen and its people, we know first-hand that charitable supplies do get through to Yemen – and they really do make a difference. Here at Muslim Aid, we are working with our partners to deliver food, clean and safe water, healthcare, and essential non-food items to those most in need through our Yemen charity appeal.
We have been working with our partners on the ground to deliver:
With hundreds of thousands of people displaced, having fled to neighbouring countries in search of refuge, our Yemen appeal desperately needs your Yemen donations to continue delivering crucial aid.
We are doing what we can, but there are still millions more vulnerable people who urgently need our help.
You can help us to continue our efforts in saving and improving the lives of millions of people.
Your Yemen donations can give food to starving families, easing their hunger and sustaining their energy. You can help us provide bottled milk for babies who cannot be breastfed because their mothers are too malnourished. Your support can also help us to deliver essential medical aid including medicines and immunisations to prevent the spread of disease and infections.
The situation is desperate in Yemen. Donate today and help us to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.