Yemen is currently experiencing the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’ — here’s what you can do to help
The people of Yemen never asked to go to war.
Yet every day they are forced to fight.
Not with weapons — they spend every hour of the day fighting to get their hands on basic essentials needed to stay alive;
How bad is the situation?
Over 24 million people in Yemen are living in desperate conditions.
The situation has been described by the UN as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
Among the people needing urgent assistance now, 9.9 million are children – more than the entire population of London.
Why is there a humanitarian crisis in Yemen?
Since 2014, ongoing conflict between government and non-government forces has intensified.
Clashes and merciless bombing has destroyed infrastructure and vital services like hospitals and schools.
Access to basic supplies such as water, food and medicine – has become extremely difficult.
An estimated 3.3 million people have been displaced from their homes.
Has it always been like this?
It’s estimated half of Yemen’s 29.2 million people were living below the poverty line before war broke out.
The country faced chronic instability, weak governance, underdevelopment, unemployment and hunger.
Now, a mind-boggling 80 percent of the country’s population are in need of humanitarian aid.
How can I help?
You can make a difference.
How does my money help?
Tearfund are accepting donations that will help pay for food and medical supplies.
A donation of £46 could provide a family with a food basket.