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Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

More than 300,000 people have been infected with cholera in the past ten weeks. The situation is worsening so quickly that there are 7,000 new infections every day.

The World Health Organisation has called it “the worst cholera outbreak in the world.”

The people of Yemen have already suffered two years of brutal conflict, which has left nearly 19 million people in urgent need of aid.

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The fast-spreading cholera outbreak is worsening the dire humanitarian situation. “This cholera outbreak could not have come at a worse time,” says CARE Yemen’s Country Director, Wael Ibrahim. “Millions of Yemenis are already facing multiple crises that threaten their survival.”

The conflict has damaged hospitals, schools, roads and ports and electricity, making it incredibly difficult to respond to this latest crisis.

Families are now at a greater risk of death as they face the combined threats of conflict, famine and cholera.

How CARE is helping

CARE is one of the few international aid agencies already on the ground, braving the conflict to deliver aid. We have already reached 1.6 million people 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.

Families in Yemen urgently need your help today. You can help by donating to our Global Emergency Fund.