Yemen Emergency Appeal Yemen Emergency Appeal

The ongoing attacks on the port of Hodeidah are multiplying the horror and death in Yemen.

As the fifth year of war begins, the resulting displacement, hunger and disease have made Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. On top of the 60,000 already dead, more than 24 million people – 80 per cent of the population – are in desperate need of assistance. More than 9.6 million people are on the brink of famine and are barely surviving. Families are facing the combined threats of conflict, cholera, and starvation.

“We are horrified by the latest developments in Hodeidah,” said Johan Mooij, CARE International Country Director in Yemen. “There is currently only enough food in Yemen to sustain the population for two to three months, and it is the most vulnerable – especially women and children – who will be hit the hardest.”

As well as the threat of violence, more than 1.3 million Yemenis have been infected with cholera – 2,300 of whom have died as a result. It is the worst cholera outbreak in history.

CARE is already reaching more than 1 million people every month in Yemen, providing lifesaving food, water, medical supplies, and other critical aid to those in need.

How CARE is helping

CARE has worked in Yemen since 1992 and is one of few international aid agencies braving the conflict and continuing to deliver humanitarian aid under extremely challenging circumstances. We have already reached millions people in some of the hardest-hit and most hard-to-reach areas.

Working with local partner organisations, we are repairing water systems, constructing toilets, distributing hygiene kits and relief supplies.

To limit the spread of cholera, CARE is providing safe water to public facilities like hospitals and schools and supporting solid waste disposal through clean up campaigns in public spaces.

We are doing everything possible to ensure children and families have something to eat by distributing food and cash, often in hard-to-reach areas.

Sign up by phone

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and sign up by credit card or direct debit.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.

Monthly donation will go to emergency relief & preparedness activities where it is needed most.