Children in Yemen are facing a humanitarian catastrophe.
Scarred by 3 years of conflict, children in Yemen face, disease, poverty, hunger and a lack of everyday essentials like clean water, food, medicine and education.
The violence has directly killed or injured five children every day since March 2015. With health services collapsing, countless more have died from its consequences. The impact on children has been terrible.
“An entire generation of children in Yemen is growing up knowing nothing but violence. Children in Yemen are suffering the devastating consequences of a war that is not of their making,” said. “Malnutrition and disease are rampant as basic services collapse. Those who survive are likely to carry the physical and psychological scars of conflict for the rest of their lives.”
Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Representative in Yemen
Even before the fighting worsened in 2015, Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East and one of the poorest in the world. Now the situation is critical. Nearly every child in Yemen is in need of help.
UNICEF is on the ground delivering lifesaving supplies like food, medicine and clean water but the needs of Yemeni children are increasing every day. The situation is already dire and growing worse.
Please donate today to help these children before it is too late.