In Yemen 12 Million Children Need Urgent Help

Right now, children in Yemen are facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Millions of children are starving, health systems are collapsing, medicine, clean water and food are all in short supply.

COVID-19 has exasperated the already critical emergency in Yemen.

Right now half of all children under the age of 5 in Yemen are malnourished.

Since the conflict began, an average of six children have been killed or maimed every day.

No place in Yemen is safe for children.

Every Ten Minutes a Child Dies From Preventable Causes

Over 2.3 million Yemeni children, under the age of five, are now malnourished.  400,000 of these children are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), the most life-threatening form of malnutrition.

Half of Yemen’s hospitals have been destroyed by fighting. Those that are left are struggling to cope with COVID-19 and the rise in cases.

Right now, Yemen is facing unprecedented levels of hunger. The existing crisis has now been worsened by Coronavirus, with food supply chains being disrupted and medicines in short supply.

Children in Yemen are facing a daily struggle to survive in what is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

As many as 4 in 5 children in Yemen are so starved they are in immediate danger of dying. Little Rafi is one of them.

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 emergency food, safe drinking water and health care supplies.

We need to do more. As the situation gets worse more and more children need our help.

We simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in urgent need. We need to act now before it’s too late.

With your help we can continue to provide essential life-saving supplies to the children who need it the most.

Please make a donation today.

Little Arwa is one of 325,000 children in Yemen who are suffering from the most dangerous form of malnutrition. She is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Arwa is not simply hungry, she is fading away before her father’s eyes. Every day, Mohammed has to watch as his daughter struggles for life. ‘These years of war have been devastating for us,’ Mohammed says sadly. ‘We’re tired, exhausted, of this situation and living conditions.’




Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children in Yemen.