Right now 12.2 million children in Yemen are in danger
Yemen is facing a major humanitarian crisis. A devastating conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies. Currently, 1.71 million children are internally displaced. No place in Yemen is safe for children.
80% of Yemen’s population are in need of humanitarian aid and protection.
More than four years of fighting has already pushed Yemen and its health system to the brink of collapse. Millions of children lack access to clean water and sanitation facilities and are in desperate need of basic healthcare. Malnutrition is also at an all-time high. 2 million children are acutely malnourished and over 368,000 children under 5 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and urgently need life-saving food to survive.
Now, children are facing a dangerous threat: cholera. Cholera has killed thousands of people already. Without vaccinations, many more children may die.
We must act now to protect Yemen’s children from the dangers of war, disease and hunger. Just £20 could protect 7 children from cholera.
How will my donation help children?
Unicef is 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.
Thanks to the help of Unicef’s supporters, in 2018, over 1 million children under the age of five received primary health care, and nearly 4.2 million were vaccinated against polio.
However, we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in danger. We need your help to continue to provide essential life-saving supplies to the children who need it the most.
Your support will also help to ensure that displaced children do not miss out on an education. Through Unicef-supported schools and child-friendly spaces, children can continue their schooling and receive psychosocial care and support to help them cope with distress and trauma.
Please make a donation today
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 330 5699.
You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children 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.