Help Yemen's Children

  • As the eight-year conflict in Yemen escalates, an average of one child was killed or injured every day last year. 
  • Since the six-month UN-led truce ended in October 2022, children tell us they constantly fear for their lives.
  • Today, there are at least 2 million children in Yemen that are acutely malnourished.

Learn more about why Yemen is one of 2023's Most Urgent Humanitarian Crises.

After eight years of conflict in Yemen, 11 million children are struggling to survive

Escalation of conflict, embargoes and a collapsed economy have pushed 80% of the population below the poverty line

Yemen rank's #1 on the list of top ten worst conflict-affected countries for children

At a Glance: The Crisis in Yemen

  • Population of Yemen: 32.6 million
  • People in need of humanitarian assistance: 21.6 million
  • People internally displaced by crisis: Over 4.5 million - half of which are children
  • Number of  attacks on schools and hospitals in one year: 89
  • Number of children acutely malnourished: 2 million

Our Response:

  • Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963 as one of the largest aid organizations operating in Yemen.
  • Since March 2015, we’ve reached more than 4 million children in Yemen with life-saving assistance.
  • We support over 200 health facilities across Yemen to deliver vital nutrition services for babies, children and mothers. 


Latest News and Featured Stories from Yemen

Six Stories for Six Years of War in Yemen

Children living in Yemen have endured six years of conflict. Here are their stories of how the conflict has impacted their lives, education and futures.

10 Humanitarian Crises to Know About Right Now

Save the Children is already working to identify 2023 humanitarian crises before they deteriorate and is working to protect children and to support their recovery.

Children in Yemen Suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition

In Yemen, children are dying from starvation because of a lack of food due to the ongoing war. Children in Yemen suffering from malnutrition need help now.


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