Yemen

Yemen Children
Emergency Alert: War has ripped through what was already the poorest country in the Arab world. A staggering 18 million people are now in dire need of aid. One in three of Yemen’s young children are severely malnourished. And a staggering 7 million children go to bed hungry every night.

About Yemen

Yemen Crisis

Children in Yemen are facing a massive crisis. Volatile armed conflicts and rapidly shifting frontlines have been happening in the midst of growing poverty and an already large-scale humanitarian crisis. As the conflict rages on, the needs of vulnerable children continue to grow. Boys and girls are growing up in the poorest country in the Arab world with little opportunity for education and development.

Our Response

Despite the formidable challenges in humanitarian access and in extremely dangerous conditions, our teams have been working tirelessly to provide food, water and vital healthcare to families, and help get children back in the classroom to ensure that an entire generation of children’s futures are not lost.

Our teams are on the ground, working round the clock in the line of fire to deliver food, water and vital medical supplies to the children who need them most. We’ve reached 1.1 million people in Yemen, including 635,000 children so far.

Nobody knows when the next crisis will strike, but your support helps Save the Children provide assistance in the critical first hours and days of an emergency when children need us most.

Our Work

Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963. The first international aid group in Yemen, we work nationally and locally to promote and protect children's rights, with programs in education, protection and survival.

Facts About
Yemen

More than 26 Million
people
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 9 years

51 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $3 a day


 

Our Work in
Yemen

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 42,587
children
from harm

supported 156,412
children
in times of crisis

provided 161,602 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 57,830 children
vital nourishment


Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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