Yemen Crisis Appeal

A Yemeni family.

Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, is being pushed to the brink of catastrophe.

The ongoing war in Yemen has left ordinary people suffering. You can help them.

Donate to CAFOD's Yemen Crisis Appeal now

CAFOD's partner on the ground is getting aid to those who need it most.

Your donation could pay for food for mothers and babies suffering from malnutrition, or animals for a family so they can produce their own food and income. 

What are the needs in Yemen?

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, but since the civil war started in March 2015 ordinary people have suffered even more greatly.

Fighting and an imports blockade have meant that the economy is close to collapsing, public services such as hospitals are disappearing and most people have used any savings, so are surviving day-to-day.

Water and food are hard to find and expensive. Shelter and sanitation are needed as homes have been destroyed, and many thousands of people are in need of medical attention - not just because of injuries from the war, but because they are suffering from malnutrition and now COVID-19. 

Your donation can change this.

Coronavirus in Yemen 

Despite recording a spike over the summer, Yemen currently only has very limited recorded cases of coronavirus. However, the pandemic has had a devastating impact in other areas, most notably, the economy.

As Yemen imports around 90 per cent of its food, global increases have caused food prices to rise rapidly, with some families in the south recording a 30 per cent increase in prices over only a few months.

What is CAFOD doing?

By respecting health guidelines to keep people safe, we have adapted our programs to reflect current guidelines in Yemen. 

This means we are still able to respond with an aid partner on the ground - providing life-saving aid to the hardest to reach families. 

We have to keep their name confidential for security reasons, but they are getting aid to the people most in need.

Their work, that you can support, includes:

  • nutrition for mothers and babies
  • food for families facing hunger
Rafi*, a starving Yemeni child

Rafi*, a starving Yemeni child

Rafi*, pictured, is one-and-a-half and has suffered with diarrhoea for a month. His mother Habiba said, "The worst decision we have ever made in our life was leaving home. There we would be killed once, but here we are dying hundreds of times. We suffer homelessness and hunger, diseases are killing our children in front of our eyes. We miss our home, we miss a more dignified life." 

How can I help people in Yemen?

Any donation you can give to our appeal is greatly appreciated because it will reach the most vulnerable people in Yemen. You can bring hope and dignity to ordinary people facing a terrible situation.

Please donate today

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