DEC launches Yemen Crisis Appeal

18-month-old Hamza suffers from severe acute malnutrition, born during war to a family that already struggled to make ends meet, surviving on nothing more than bread and tea. Hamza lives in a village in Hodeidah district, which has the highest rate of malnutrition in the country. In this village alone, 15 out of 17 families have children with severe acute malnutrition.

The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched a major appeal to help people facing hunger in Yemen. It is the first DEC appeal since the Nepal Earthquake Appeal in April 2015, and is an indication of the severity of the crisis in Yemen and the scale of the need.

Yemen crisis

Twenty months of war have brought Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, to breaking point. More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from and children are dying from malnutrition.  

In the midst of conflict, CARE and other DEC member charities are already reaching millions of people across Yemen with lifesaving aid, such as food, treatment for malnutrition and cash. But the crisis is escalating and much more needs to be done to reach more children and families who are on the brink of starvation.

What CARE is doing

CARE’s emergency response in Yemen has already helped more than 1.2 million people with food, water, sanitation and hygiene, and livelihoods support. This includes providing food to over 860,000 people in Amran and Abyan provinces, and water, hygiene kits and cash to over 65,000 people in Hajja and Aden.

Donations to the Yemen Crisis Appeal will enable us to help even more of the millions of people in desperate need.

CARE and the DEC

CARE is one of 13 leading UK aid charities who are members of the DEC. During an appeal, the members of the DEC collectively raise money to provide urgent help to those in need.

Other DEC member charities, including the Red Cross, Islamic Relief, Oxfam and Save the Children are also already working in Yemen, while others, such as Christian Aid and Tearfund, are supporting activities of partner charities responding to the crisis.

Where your money goes

Donations to the Yemen Crisis Appeal will be used by CARE and the other DEC member agencies to deliver lifesaving aid to the people of Yemen.

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