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Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

No food, no medicine, no supplies.

The blockade on Yemen’s borders means no aid is getting in. This decision is placing lives at even greater risk.

Food reserves are depleting quickly with only enough left for about six weeks. There are only enough vaccines to last one more month.

CARE is waiting, ready to respond as soon as the borders are reopened, to provide live-saving food, water and medical supplies to those in need, thousands of whom will suffer from disease outbreaks if CARE cannot get to them in time.

More than 872,000 Yemenis are already believed to have been infected with cholera, and more than 2,100 of them have died as a result.

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 more than 20 million people in urgent need of aid. When their borders are reopened, and access is regained, the needs will be higher than ever.

Help children and their families affected by crisis, make a donation to CARE’s Global Emergency Fund today.

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 1.7 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.