Right now, 11.3 million children in Yemen are in danger.
Right now, 11.3 million children in Yemen are in danger
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and its people are currently going through one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history.
Millions of vulnerable people are currently suffering through no fault of their own. These people must face a daily struggle to survive, dealing with the devastating effects of malnutrition, disease and extreme poverty.
At Al Mustafa Welfare Trust, we are committed to doing all that we can to help and support these people, sending vital aid and supplies. With your generous support, we can reach more families, children and vulnerable adults through our Yemen Crisis Appeal, doing our bit to make the daily struggle for survival that little bit easier.
The situation in Yemen seems to worsen day by day, with ongoing conflict leaving tens of thousands of people dead and millions more displaced. Homes and businesses have been reduced to rubble, families split up, and entire communities destroyed. Many of these people have nowhere left to turn and no choice but to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere, doing their best to escape the conflict.
The statistics speak for themselves - since the conflict began in 2011 due to political unrest, 85,000 Yemeni children have died from malnutrition. A child dies from the devastating effects of malnutrition and preventable diseases every ten minutes.
These staggering statistics really bring things into perspective. Can you spare a donation to help save the lives of these vulnerable children?
In addition to this, one of the biggest challenges that the Yemeni people currently face is hunger and malnutrition. As a result of the conflict, essential supplies including food, health supplies and clean, safe water are in extremely short supply.
Malnutrition is higher than ever before – hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children are currently facing severe malnutrition, but with no food available, their chances of survival grow slimmer day by day. Their situation is worsened by the lack of clean and safe water to drink, cook with and wash in. Families have no choice but to use dirty, contaminated water which leaves them susceptible to the effects of preventable diseases such as cholera.
There is also a lack of suitable sanitation systems and the country’s healthcare facilities are desperately understaffed, underfunded, and lacking in even the most basic medicines and medical supplies. With the conflict ongoing and conditions continuing to worsen, it’s clear that this crisis is devastating the lives of the Yemeni people.
The UN has warned that if the situation does not change, Yemen could soon be at the mercy of the worst famine in 100 years. It’s important to act now and do everything we can to support these vulnerable people.
Just £55 will provide a family with a vital food pack for one month.
£300 can supply a lifesaving emergency relief care package.
£1,000 will fund an emergency medical camp in Yemen, saving lives and helping to combat the effects of preventable diseases.
Donate today and join our Yemen crisis appeal, working with us to help children and families who are most at risk.