19 Million People in Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid

19 Million People in Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid

After two years of intense conflict, nearly 19 million people in Yemen need humanitarian aid to survive – more than in any other single country in the world.

The tragedy has reached epic proportions, with a child dying every 10 minutes from preventable causes like diarrhoea, breathing infections and malnutrition.

More than three million people are internally displaced, humanitarian access is difficult and the government has not been able to pay salaries for nearly eight months.

Islamic Relief began working in Yemen in 1998 and registered an office there in 2003. The programme was significantly strengthened following the escalation of the conflict in March 2015.

We work in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, delivering aid to many hard-to-reach areas. Our country office is in the capital, Sana’a, and we have eight sub-offices in Dhamar, Amran, Aden, Taiz, Hodeida, Saada, Maarib and Rymah.

Our emergency and development response, including food aid, water and sanitation, health care, orphan and child welfare and vocational training for young people, has benefitted 4.6 people in the last two years.

As one of the UN World Food Programme’s biggest partners, we are currently distributing more than 200,000 large food parcels to families in five governorates around Yemen.

Islamic Relief is calling for all parties of the conflict to respect international humanitarian law so that aid workers and medical staff are able to do their life-saving work without being attacked.

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