Yemen Crisis

The Yemen war, now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, has left 24 million people or 80% of the country’s population in need of aid. More than half of them are children. In addition to horrific violence, people are suffering from hunger and deprivation. Help meet their needs.

The ongoing conflict that began in 2014 has made Yemen host of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Now, with COVID-19, the country is in distress. 80% of Yemen’s population – 24 million people – is living in poverty and scarcity, and more than 12 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian support1.

How is the conflict affecting children?

  • Children are being killed and maimed, losing family members and friends
  • Children are suffering from acute malnutrition. Acute malnutrition rates for children and women in Yemen remain the highest in the world, with 1.2 million women and 2.3 million children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. Of these children, 400,000 are at risk of dying without treatment2
  • Cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea are on the rise
  • Schools and hospitals have been damaged and closed
  • Children are at risk of violence and abuse – child marriage and recruitment into armed groups

What is World Vision doing?

Due to the fragility of the country, World Vision works in partnership with a local agency that has more than thirty years of experience working internationally to provide quality emergency health, nutrition and water, sanitation & hygiene services to those affected by the conflict.  

How your contribution helps

With your contribution, we will:


  • Provide treatment for acute malnutrition at six health facilities for children under five and pregnant and lactating women
  • Improve access to quality healthcare services by supporting the rehabilitation of six health facilities
  • Procure relevant supplies and equipment, where and when needed
  • Train and equip healthcare workers at the health facilities to comply with COVID-19 standard operating procedures that will enable continuation of critical healthcare services
  • Train healthcare workers such as nurses, midwives and volunteers on community-based management methods to treat acute malnutrition
  • Conduct awareness sessions on infant and young child feeding practices and establish child clubs to promote behaviour change and health education among primary school students 

1 OCHA Situation Report Aug, 2020
2 World Food Programme

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