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Yemen’s triple emergency: a life of famine, COVID and armed conflict

Apr 18, 2021

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After years of conflict, Yemen has been plunged into one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. According to the World Food Programme, almost 20.1 million Yemenis, more than 50% of the population, are facing hunger and 10 million are extremely food insecure.

“Whoever removes a grief from a believer from amongst the sorrows of this life, Allah will remove a grief from him amongst the sorrows of the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim).

With the country being on the brink of extinction, it falls upon us to save our brothers and sisters in Yemen. Across the population, food supply has never been lower. With COVID contributing to the national strain, severe hunger and various diseases have already claimed the lives of up to 85,000 young, precious lives. Every day, millions of children go hungry, wondering when their next meal is going to come - or if it’ll arrive at all. Families struggle to feed their children, with the collapse of the economy, little to no income is generated in many vulnerable households.

At Charity Right, our emergency food packs have proven to be a life-line for Yemeni families in desperate need of nourishment. Our team is on the ground delivering urgent aid to adults and children every single month. We work on the outskirts of the city, delivering to families who are often hard to reach and usually forgotten about.

Last year we provided over 400,000 emergency meals to 1,600 people in Yemen.

Each pack is delivered door-to-door, to ensure women and the elderly are not forced out of their homes to receive their aid.

Your donations today can truly save thousands of lives. Together, we can take life-changing steps to prevent Yemen from being wiped off the map. Please continue your support to the people of Yemen by helping us provide as many meals as possible. Their lives are in our hands today.

Read about our Massoud father of 7 here and how our food packs have provided his family with much-needed relief: https://charityright.org.uk/blog/post/a-lifeline-in-poverty-stricken-yemen

 

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