A Country in Crisis – Yemen

26 June, 2018 Yemen, Emergency Response
Due to the enormous scale of suffering, the world’s attention has been turned to the humanitarian crises of the Rohingya and Syrian refugees. However, the anguish in war-torn Yemen has been largely unnoticed. This war, which has been raging for more than three years, has taken a deep toll on Yemeni citizens. More than 3 million Yemenis have fled their homes and becoming internally displaced in the country while nearly 300,000 are seeking asylum in countries like Somalia and Djibouti. They are now among the most marginalized people in the world.

In Yemen, water was already a scarce commodity, but constant war and the impacts of climate change are depleting its water supply at an accelerated pace. The need for clean water has become more urgent than ever before: According to reports, approximately 16 million people, or half the population, are in need of clean water and sanitation. The polluted water is causing water-borne diseases including Cholera. Children in particular are at significant risk of contracting water-borne diseases.

OUR RESPONSE

To help mitigate this dire situation, we will be conducting a Water project in the area of Al Malakhah, Yemen that will provide at-risk people with clean water and WASH support. Our Water project will also rehabilitate community wells and distribute ceramic water filters with the aim of increasing the community’s access to clean and safe water.

Please Donate to IDRF YEMEN RELIEF and help improve the grim circumstances of a people suffering due to a conflict with no apparent end in sight.

Note: IDRF is committed to managing the resources entrusted to us in a transparent and responsible manner. This includes ensuring specified funds for countries are spent accordingly. However, should IDRF receive funds which, for various reasons, are not eligible for the designated programs, donations will be allocated towards areas most needed to safeguard other vulnerable communities.

Photo Credit: Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger, Yemen