Yemen is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Four years of unrest – in addition to the current conflict – has left children and families in urgent need of food, water, medical supplies and safe places for children to learn and play. More than 80% of the population need humanitarian assistance and now 2.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
As the fighting continues, the number of casualties is growing and many families are unable to access even the most basic services. 15.2 million people currently lack basic health care. Unicef estimates that in the last year nearly 10,000 children under 5 may have died from preventable diseases. Children face multiple health risks including malnutrition, measles, polio and acute diarrhoea.
We must act now to protect millions of children from the dangers of war, disease and hunger.
How will my donation help children?
Unicef is on the ground in Yemen working round the clock to protect children. Since the start of the crisis, we have helped to provide more than 3.7 million people with clean water, vaccinated more than 4.6 million children against polio and reached more than four million children with life-saving food.
With your help, we can provide long-term aid and ensure that displaced children do not miss out on an education. Through Unicef-supported schools and child-friendly spaces, children can continue lessons and receive psychosocial care and support to help them cope with the trauma of conflict. But we simply don't have enough funds to reach every child in danger. Your donation can help children in Yemen who need it most.
You can help us reach more children affected by the crisis in Yemen. Please donate today and help keep children safe in Yemen.
For the first 12 months monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the Yemen conflict. After that they will go to our Children's Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef's funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to the Children's Emergency Fund.