Crisis in Yemen

Mujahed, 11 years old, lives with his family and hundreds of other displaced families in Huth camp, in Amran governorate.
Mujahed, 11 years old, lives with his family and hundreds of other displaced families in Huth camp, in Amran governorate.

Yemen is on the brink of famine after 20 months of devastating conflict. So far thousands of people have been killed and over 3 million forced to flee their homes. More than half of the country is without enough to eat. We are delivering emergency aid but we urgently need your help to do more.

A brutal and devastating conflict

The people of Yemen are caught up in a conflict, waged between a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf countries and the Government of Yemen against the Ansar-Allah movement (also known as the Houthis).

More than 6,500 men, women and children have been killed and thousands more have been wounded by airstrikes, shelling, ground fighting and sniper fire. Over three million people have fled their homes.

The specter of famine

The country’s economy is near to collapse. Countless homes and vital parts of civilian infrastructure have been destroyed. Food prices are continuing to rise, while many of the poorest people have lost their incomes. More than 14 million Yemenis are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition, including 7 million now facing possible famine.

Our response

We are delivering essential aid in the north and south of the country and have reached more than 913,000 people across the frontlines, since July 2015.

Help includes cash payments to help families to buy food; clean wáter and sanitation services, including in hard-to-reach areas of the country, by trucking drinking water and repairing water systems and latrines; supporting families with livestock treatment and cash for work programmes.

Help us do more, donate now

Peace talks and a partially observed cessation of hostilities ended in early August, airstrikes and ground fighting are now on the rise yet again. For millions of Yemeni women, men and children, life remains a daily struggle and violence a constant threat.

We are on the ground distributing life saving aid, but we urgently need to reach more people and we cant do it without you. Please donate.