Yemen Relief

The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become the world’s most critical humanitarian crisis

Over 20 million people or three-quarters of the population remain in need of humanitarian aid and over 2.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict since March 2015. There remains no diplomatic solution to this conflict, which has already claimed close to 50,000 lives, including children: it has reeked untold damage on infrastructure, the Yemeni economy, the availability of basic social services, further contributing to the proliferation of famine and water-borne diseases such as cholera. Emergency aid in this devastating time will continue to mean the difference between life and death for Yemenis who are living under these unimaginable conditions.

Our response:

IDRF is on the ground in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the Hodeidah, Reymah and Hajjah regions. Working with the Yemeni authorities and the Yemen Red Crescent, we provided emergency food packages to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were forced to flee their homes. Each package was comprised of nutritious items such as lentils, rice, pasta, oil, sugar and chickpeas, which were enough to satisfy the needs of a Yemeni family for one month.

Your generosity ensured that 5,000 people or 500 families who are suffering in the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century received immediate access to essential food.

What you can do:

Your generous donations continue to be the lifeblood of our humanitarian efforts. Please donate generously to IDRF YEMEN RELIEF so we can provide this critical relief aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

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.

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