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Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

Families facing cholera and starvation in Yemen

Yemen currently has the greatest level of humanitarian need in the world.

Three years of conflict has lead to more than 22 million people – 80 per cent of the population – being in desperate need of assistance. Most of them are women and children.

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

Food reserves and vaccine supplies are depleting quickly with nowhere near enough to help all those in need.

CARE is in Yemen providing life-saving food, water and medical supplies to those in need, thousands of whom will suffer from disease outbreaks if they cannot get assistance.

More than one million Yemenis are already believed to have been infected with cholera, and more than 2,200 have died as a result.

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

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

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

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 more than 2 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.

You can help families in crisis by donating to our Global Emergency Fund.