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Yemen update: Providing medical assistance in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises

15 January 2024
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CAFOD's sister agency Caritas Poland is providing humanitarian assistance including provision of life-saving emergency medical interventions to families in great need in Yemen.

It has been over a decade since violence broke out in Yemen. The situation continues to deteriorate drastically, leaving millions in desperate need of assistance.

This prolonged conflict has resulted in the economy coming close to collapse. Hospitals and public services are vanishing, and most families are living below the poverty line.

CAFOD is working with a local Caritas sister agency, currently responding in the south of Yemen supporting families facing extreme poverty, disease, malnutrition, and the common threat of violence.

Prolonged conflict in Yemen has taken a devastating toll

80% of Yemen’s population is living below the poverty line and are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

How your donations are helping

1. Urgent medical assistance

With your help, our hardworking local sister agency has been supporting communities facing hunger and illness in the harsh conditions of the ongoing conflict, providing clean water, medicine and offering emergency medical treatment.

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Caritas Poland's health officer unpacking a medicine delivery.

Thanks to your generous donations, we have been supporting five vital healthcare centres offering emergency medical assistance and distributing medicine to those in need.

We have also been providing wider health services to communities, focusing on the most vulnerable: women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.