For the people of Yemen, life is difficult. The country is currently experiencing one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. After years of conflict, poverty and underdevelopment, the situation in Yemen has reached a crisis point, and it’s reported that 18.8 million vulnerable men, women and children are in need of urgent assistance.
Fortunately, Human Appeal is doing what it can to help. With the funds it receives, the humanitarian aid organisation has been able to support those who need it most, helping to rebuild lives throughout the country.
Because the situation in Yemen is critical, it’s more important than ever that assistance is povied to the country’s people. To learn more about what life is like for those living in this part of the world and what Human Appeal is doing to help ease suffering, keep reading.
Every day is a struggle
Every day is a struggle for residents. Food is in short supply – so much so that many civilians do not know where their next meal will come from. It’s estimated that seven million people are on the brink of starvation, and over two million children under the age of five are severely malnourished.
It’s also reported that 16 million people do not have access to clean water. The ongoing violence has severely damaged the country’s infrastructure, meaning that public services are unable to function. This is leaving civilians without the essentials they need – including safe drinking water. Instead, people are forced to drink contaminated water through which deadly diseases such as cholera are transmitted.
Due to the severe lack of food and clean water, there are many civilians who require urgent medical assistance. However, less than half of the country’s hospitals are currently functioning, and for those that are open, overcrowding is an issue, meaning that access to healthcare is limited.
Helping those who need it most
With the donations it receives, Human Appeal has been able to help rebuild the lives of thousands of people. So far, it has provided 4,000 families with food parcels and given safe, clean water to over 7,000 households. The charity has also provided urgent medical assistant, and it has been able to educate 23,000 people on the importance of sanitation and hygiene.
How you can do your bit
Previously known as Human Appeal International, the charity cannot continue its work in Yemen without your help. Regardless of whether you can give a little or a lot, your generosity will play an important role in enabling the organisation to ease the suffering of thousands of people across the country.