Yemen Cholera Crisis

An already devastating humanitarian situation has been severely worsened by a cholera crisis that has affected over 1 Million people, with over 30 people dying every day from the disease. Islamic Relief is currently working in 18 of the 22 governorates in Yemen, reaching many of the areas worst affected by the conflict. With your support, we hope to provide additional aid in this deepening crisis.

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Over 22 million people are in urgent need

With the ongoing conflict in Yemen thousands of lives have been lost and millions left in turmoil in a country on the brink of famine. With recent attacks on ports disrupting the distribution of aid, further displacement is expected along the western coast and the crisis is intensifying.

Families and communities have been torn apart and left without even the most basic of living essentials:

  • Around two million people are displaced and living in dire conditions
  • Approximately 18 million people have been left food insecure
  • In 2017, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF classed the Cholera crisis in Yemen as the worst outbreak ever recorded

Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing medicines to treat cholera and urgent food aid.

R1300 could provide food and water to a family for one month

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A Country in crisis

Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East even before the war broke out. Now, despite their appalling situation communities are coping as best as they can and are working together to survive. With your support we can help these communities in their hour of need.

Sami Jassar, who works for Islamic Relief in Yemen, explains:

“Since March 2015 the situation has got worse…. Essential goods, such as food, have more than doubled in price, and specific medicines can no longer be found in the shops.”

Many families are without basic services. Hospitals and schools have been damaged, and water is in very short supply.

Yemen gripped by hunger

Millions of people are at risk of starvation in Yemen, while 3 million have been driven from their homes by the country’s fierce conflict.

Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, and we’ve launched an emergency appeal to save lives. For just R1300 you can provide food and water to a family for one month.

The world’s worst cholera outbreak

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have now classed the crisis in Yemen as the worst cholera outbreak in the world. In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen.

As a result, Islamic Relief is on the ground and providing emergency medical assistance.

Overview of Yemen’s cholera crisis:

  • The cholera outbreak in Yemen has now claimed 2,200 lives and affected an estimated 905,995 people
  • The epidemic has hit 21 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates
  • 1% of the fatalities from the outbreak are children under the age of 5
  • Due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, health services have collapsed

Please donate now and help provide emergency relief to those most in need.

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R670 can provide a hygiene kit to a family to help tackle the spread of cholera

R1300 can provide food and water to a family for one month

R2200 can provide treatment for one month to a person affected by cholera

We can do more. We must do more. Please donate now and save lives.

Emergency by the numbers:

Over 1 million people, the number of suspected cholera cases reported

14.5 million people are in need of water and sanitation

14.8 million people are in need of basic health services

2.3 million children are in need of support and access to education

Please donate now and help save lives.

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