In Yemen 11 Million Children Need Urgent Help

After eight years of brutal war, children in Yemen have never needed you more.

 Yemen’s national socioeconomic systems are on the brink of collapse. Ongoing conflict, massive displacement, and unpredictable climate changes have left families susceptible to outbreaks of communicable diseases.

Millions of children lack access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services, causing the country to experience frequent cholera, measles, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.

The situation is now so bad that nearly all of Yemen’s children – 4 out of 5need urgent humanitarian help to survive.

Twice the number of all the children in Ireland – over 2 million – are dangerously malnourished and need immediate treatment, while more than 400,000 are now facing starvation.

Children in Yemen are so close to death. They need your help now.

Habiba, a 16- month-old who suffers from severe malnutrition, was admitted to Hospital in Yemen suffering from oedema and complications. However, after 24 days of intensive medical care at the hospital, Habiba has improved significantly and is still getting better.

Children of Yemen need your help
to have a chance to survive.

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Every Ten Minutes a Child Dies From Preventable Causes

Over 2 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 rising cases of malnutrition.

Right now, Yemen is facing unprecedented levels of hunger. The existing crisis has now been worsened by war in Europe, COVID-19, inflation and climate change.

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 is the crisis affecting children?

Only 15 per cent of children are eating the minimum acceptable diet for survival, growth and development.

2.7 million children are out of school, leaving them even more vulnerable. 

Only 50 per cent of health facilities are functional leaving children without adequate access to healthcare 

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.

For 18 month old Ghosson, her struggle against Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is a story of survival. Luckily she received treatment in time and is now thriving, but so many children are not this lucky. You can help them too. © UNICEF/UN0492395/Hayyan

€75 supplies fortified therapeutic milk to
save the lives of 15 children who are too weak to eat

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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

Freepost; UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

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