Crisis in Yemen

Children in Yemen urgently need your help. Send them nutrition, water and health care now.

Eight years of deadlocked civil war has plunged Yemen into a deepening humanitarian crisis. The battle for control of the port of Al Hudaydah on the Red Sea threatens to block the delivery of food, medicines and fuel for pumping safe water. “There are 11 million children in need of humanitarian aid in this war-torn country,” says UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore. “Choking off this lifeline will have devastating consequences for every one of them.”

Yemen has suffered decades of underdevelopment and economic decline. Half the country’s health centers are closed and those that remain open are severely overcrowded and understaffed. Military blockades have created acute shortages of food, fuel and medicine. Families desperate to feed and protect their children are turning to child marriage. Eight million of Yemen’s estimated 28 million people are at risk of starvation.

UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, working closely with partners to provide education, nutrition, safe water, health care and immunizations, sanitation, physical protection and psychological support to children in Yemen.

Yemen’s youngest citizens didn’t cause this conflict, but they are paying the highest price. Please help Yemen’s most vulnerable children.

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