Yemen Children

Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund

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Yemen is at risk of slipping into famine. Some 4.5 million children and pregnant or lactating women are in urgent need of nutrition services. Plus, a deadly cholera outbreak is sweeping the country – one child is now infected with cholera every 35 seconds. Save the Children in Yemen is distributing food and operating mobile health clinics – we are consulting and treating 54,160 children under age 5 for malnutrition and supporting more than 820,000 people with food. Learn More.

The situation is growing worse by the day – if we don’t act now, many children risk losing their lives. You can help children in Yemen.

About Yemen

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.

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Facts About

More than 26.8 Million
live there

About 31% of girls and boys are out of school

42 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

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.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 316,054
from harm

provided 448,853 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 105,179 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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