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UN Raises Funds to Support People in Yemen

On 3 April 2018, the United Nations and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland are convening a High-Level Pledging Event in Geneva  to support the humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners, in 2018, launched an international appeal for US$2.96 billion to provide neutral and impartial life-saving assistance and protection to people in Yemen.

Background

Nearly three years of armed conflict has exacerbated the poverty and vulnerabilities that were entrenched in Yemen before 2015 and the country is now facing the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in the world.

The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate with casualties caused by fighting, food insecurity, displacement, collapsing basic services including health care and education, outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria, and economic decline.

A record 22.2 million people, or 75 percent of the population, are now in need of humanitarian assistance – 3.4 million more than last year.

Yemen is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. Vulnerable populations in one out of three districts are facing heightened risk of famine and require integrated response efforts to avert a looming catastrophe. It is estimated that about 17.8 million people in Yemen are food insecure, including 8.4 million people are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation.

We must act together to save lives and reduce human suffering. The international community and parties to the conflict need to support the immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance, including the provision of much-needed resources and facilitate unimpeded access to all parts of the country.

It is time to act swiftly and in a concerted effort to support Yemen to curtail the possible famine that looms over it and help avert acute malnutrition, which is affecting the development of a whole generation.

 

Below are International and Muslim relief organizations through which you can donate and support the Yemeni People.

Yemen Appeal- Islamic Relief  

UNICEF Appeal 

UNHCR Appeal

Penny Appeal 

Save the Children 

Yemen Human Appeal 

Islamic Help

 

Source: OCHA 

 

Read more:

Thousands Flee Amid Fresh Violence in Yemen

UN Agencies: Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Worst in the World


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