Help Save Children in Yemen
As the war in Yemen enters its fourth year – children in Yemen are facing a massive crisis. The volatile civil war, taking place in the midst of growing poverty, is causing the world’s largest humanitarian emergency. As the conflict rages on, the needs of vulnerable children continue to grow. 22 million people – three out of every four – urgently need life-saving assistance, including more than 11 million children.
Yemen is at risk of slipping into famine. Some 4 million children and pregnant or lactating women are in urgent need of nutrition services. Plus, deadly cholera and diphtheria outbreaks have caused the deaths of more than 2,000 people. Save the Children in Yemen is distributing food and operating mobile health clinics – we have treated 99,504 children under age 5 for malnutrition and supported more than 910,000 people with food support.
The Challenges for Children in Yemen
Facing violence and with many forced to flee their homes, Yemen’s children are malnourished and lack access to healthcare, food, education and basic services. They desperately need your help.*
- Only 17% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 31% of children are out of school
- 42 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
- 23% of children are engaged in child labor
- 54% of people live in poverty
- 1,600 children have been killed since the start of the conflict
Our Work for Children in Yemen
Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963 and was the first international aid group in Yemen. Boys and girls growing up in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, have little opportunity for education and development. We are working non-stop to help Yemeni children survive and thrive. We combat child poverty in Yemen and promote and protect children's rights, with programs in education, protection and survival.
Due to ongoing conflict, rising food prices and a total breakdown of health and other services, Yemen is at risk of slipping into famine. Some 4 million children and pregnant or lactating women are in urgent need of nutrition services. Plus, deadly cholera and diphtheria outbreaks have caused the deaths of thousands. Save the Children in Yemen is distributing food and operating mobile health clinics – we have treated 99,504 children under age 5 for malnutrition and supported more than 910,000 people with food.
- Protected 316,054 children from harm
- Provided 448,853 children with a healthy start in life
- Gave 105,179 children vital nourishment
How to Help Children in Yemen
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Sources: * 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; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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