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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.

Little Rawabi is just 7 months old. She lies on a hospital bed in Sana’a where she is being treated for severe acute malnutrition. © UNICEF/UN0411167/Haleem

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.

Four-month-old Ghofran is dangerously malnourished but thanks to kindness like yours, he is getting the help he needs. But so many children are not. Please help them too. © UNICEF/UN0411161/Haleem




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.