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.
“Since March 2015 the situation has got worse. Eighty per cent of people in Yemen now need humanitarian assistance. Essential goods, such as food, have more than doubled in price, and specific medicines can no longer be found in the shops.” Sami Jassar – Islamic Relief aid worker in Yemen
Recent and ongoing military action is increasing in a country that has endured many years of internal conflict, causing a crisis. Thousands have been killed and millions have been forced to flee from their homes. Numerous hospitals and schools have been damaged, and some power and water supplies have been lost. In total, 14 of Yemen’s 22 governorates have been affected.
Of a population of 24 million, more than half – 61 per cent – were already reliant on humanitarian aid before the conflict deepened. Malnourishment is a widespread, and Yemen is water-scarce, causing fears that Sana’a could soon be without water.
Islamic Relief response
Islamic Relief is currently working in 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates, distributing food in partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme. We’ve provided food to more than 2.5 million people, and have equipped 21 hospitals and clinics across the country to support doctors and nurses working to treat wounded, sick and malnourished people.
The areas where we have responded include Sanaa, Sana’a city, Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan, Amran, Shabwah, Mareb, Sa’ada, Hodeida, Hadramout and Dhamar.
As well as continuing with the food distributions, we have provided emergency water through the installation of water tanks as well as kidney dialysis items to multiple clinics.
Islamic Relief has been working in Yemen since 2004 and works through offices run by local staff in Sa’dah, Hajja, Amran, Sana’a, Ma’rib and Dhamar.
How you can help
Could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to a malnourished child
A month’s supply of food for a family of 7
Urgent medical care to 100 patients in a hospital.
Clean water to 100 families in rural villages.
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.