The more than four million people who are displaced inside the country are particularly vulnerable. They are languishing in desperate conditions, away from home and deprived of basic needs.
The most urgent task in Yemen today is to prevent widespread famine on a scale we have not seen for 40 years.
With rampant inflation and few livelihood opportunities, families can no longer afford basic meals. To put food on the table, many displaced families are selling off belongings, pulling children out of school and sending them to work, begging on the streets, or eating just once a day.
The misery has been compounded by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of cholera.
Lubna escaped escalating fighting in the country’s south-west with her husband, children and other family members. The violence in their region was already making it hard for them to find food, and they decided to flee after their home was damaged.
One of Lubna’s most pressing concerns is how she will be able to continue feeding her children. The family received cash from UNHCR when they first fled, allowing them to buy food and seek medical assistance, but they are in urgent need of ongoing support.
Your donation can help UNHCR and its partners provide relief to families affected by the Yemen crisis. Our teams are on the ground, providing shelter, cash assistance and psychological support, as well as programs that protect children and prevent violence against women.
Your gift can provide shelter kits to repair bomb-damaged homes.
Your gift can provide essential items like mattresses, blankets and kitchenware.
Your gift can provide emergency cash assistance to help families buy food and medicine.
Four-year-old internally displaced Yemeni girl, Umaimah, practises writing in the makeshift shelter she shares with her parents and five siblings.
After seven years of war, Yemen remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Nearly six million people have been uprooted from their homes and more than 23 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The risk of large-scale famine in the country is acute. Tens of thousands are already living in famine-like conditions, with a staggering five million more just one step away from it.
The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.