The ongoing attacks on the port of Hodeidah are multiplying the horror and death in Yemen.
After almost four years of war, the resulting displacement, hunger and disease have made Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. More than 22 million people – three quarters of the population – are in desperate need of assistance.
“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 1.1 million Yemenis have been infected with cholera – 2,300 of whom have died as a result. The World Health Organisation has called it “the worst cholera outbreak in the world.”
On top of these challenges, the lack of food sees Yemen on the brink of famine – forcing families to face the combined threats of conflict, cholera, and starvation.
CARE has already reached more than 2 million people in Yemen, providing life-saving food, water and medical supplies 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 more than 2 million people in some of the hardest-hit and most hard-to-reach areas with lifesaving water and food.
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.
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