Saba being weighed at the health centre

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Support children in Yemen
This Ramadan

£7 could help provide Polio vaccines to protect 50 children.

Boys carry buckets to collect water. Ten-year-old Remethan (middle) and his family fled fighting in their village. Everyday he joins his friends in the camp to collect water for his family.

£11 could provide 2 sturdy water buckets to help families collect and store water.

Your fundraising will go to buy sachets of specially-formulated salts that can help save the lives of children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£15 could provide life-saving rehydration salts for 42 children suffering from diarrhoea.

£43 could help provide enough life-saving food to cure a child from malnutrition.

Saba being weighed at the health centre

£66 could provide vitamin sprinkles for eight toddlers for a whole year, helping them grow healthy and strong.

A young boy with his malnourished sibling in Kitaf in the far west of Sadah, Yemen. Photo: Julien Harneis/Unicef

£130 could buy emergency water and hygiene kits for two families, protecting them from disease.

Sorry, we can only process donations of £1 and above due to admin costs.

Join together this Ramadan, for children in Yemen. 

Ramadan will look different this year for many families, as they aren’t able to come together in the same way that they usually would. But as people reflect and celebrate this Ramadan, we can still make a lasting difference to children’s lives together.

Yemen is facing a major humanitarian crisis. A devastating conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies. Over 368,000 children under 5 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, as the conflict making it much harder for families to access nutritious food. They urgently need life-saving food to survive.

Dr Waleed Ibrahim works at a Unicef-supported health centre in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Among these children is a young girl named Saba (pictured above). Saba lives with her parents, three brothers and six sisters – they are all at risk from malnutrition. “We used to eat bread and drink tea but now we don’t even have bread left,” Ashwaq, Saba’s mother added.

Dr Waleed recalls Saba arriving at the centre with a fever and diarrhoea. Like many children in Yemen, she was severely malnourished. But thanks to supporters like you, by the third day of treatment Saba’s health began to improve.

Dr. Waleed Ibrahim works at the Unicef-supported Therapeutic Feeding Centre.

You can help deliver life-saving aid

This Ramadan, you can help keep our teams on the ground, who are working tirelessly to provide life-saving food, clean water and deliver crucial vaccinations. Together, we can treat more children like Saba, and support more health workers like Dr Waleed.

Donating by phone

If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 034 9960.

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.

FAQS

Why should I support Unicef UK?

Unicef is the leading organisation working for children, which we’ve been doing since 1946. With over 13,000 people working in over 190 countries, Unicef has the expertise, experience and infrastructure to ensure children can survive and thrive around the world.

As a children’s charity, we work with families, communities and governments to deliver long-term aid that creates lasting change for children, as well as addressing children’s immediate needs. We ensure children are vaccinated, educated, and protected. We influence laws & policies. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

But we can’t do it alone. Unicef receives no money from the UN budget, so we rely entirely on charitable donations from people like you to fund our vital work and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.

Where will my donation be going?

Your donation this Ramadan will support children in Yemen. You will be supporting our dedicated staff and helping to bring vital supplies to children who need it most, including life-saving therapeutic food, safe drinking water and health care supplies.

Over the last five years, for every pound spent by Unicef UK, 70p went towards our work for children around the world, 29p was spent on raising another pound and 1p was spent on governance of the charity.

You can find out more about how we spend donations in our annual report.

Why Yemen?

Yemen is currently experiencing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Right now 12.2 million children are in danger, and families are in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies.

Unicef staff are on the ground working around the clock to protect children in Yemen. Since the start of the crisis, we have helped to reach more than 4 million children with over 3,000 tonnes of life-saving supplies, including life-saving therapeutic food, safe drinking water and health care supplies.

This Ramadan, we need your help to continue to provide essential life-saving supplies to the children who need it the most.

Are you fundraising for Zakat?

This isn’t a Zakat fund – we’re appealing for voluntary donations this Ramadan, and all donations to this page will be restricted to our Yemen emergency appeal.

Why is Unicef UK fundraising around a faith-based campaign?

We recognise that Ramadan is an extremely important time for many of our supporters. In this special month of giving, we want to highlight the urgent needs of children, especially in Yemen, where they are caught up in one of the world’s most complex and destructive crises.

For those looking to make a donation this Ramadan, we want to offer the opportunity to make a real, life-saving difference to children. By providing urgent supplies & supporting health workers, together we can improve the lives of children and families in Yemen.

What is Unicef doing to respond to the current Coronavirus outbreak?

UNICEF is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), authorities, health workers and partners, to provide critical supplies, technical guidance and support.

You can find out more about our work around Coronavirus in our FAQs, and you also can donate to our Coronavirus Appeal to help children affected by the outbreak around the world.

Whilst the Coronavirus crisis is dominating the news at the moment, we must not forget other serious crises for children around the world. In Yemen, where 8 out of 10 children need emergency aid, the devastating conflict rages on, bringing the health system to the brink of collapse. We will continue to support every child – no matter what.

 

How do I know that my money won’t end up in the wrong hands?

Unicef has a tested system of checks and balances to ensure proper use of funds, including regular internal and external audits. We publish an annual report every year where you can read about how we raise money and how we spend it.

Members of our staff conduct regular field visits to monitor spending and progress of the projects that we fund. We also make payments to funded projects and in instalments to enable us to assess the impact of previous funding. We regularly monitor & evaluate our programmes, and our supporters can see the impact support like theirs is having in our monthly situation reports.

Unicef UK is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, or FRSB. The FRSB is established to ensure charities are accountable for how they fundraise. We also agree to fundraise in accordance with the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice.

With your support we can help more children like Saba

Saba getting weighed by Dr. Waleed Ibrahim, and her mother beside her

Saba, being measured for malnutrition

Saba and her family

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Children in Yemen are in danger. We must act now to protect Yemen’s children from the dangers of war, disease and hunger.

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