Yemen Crisis

A young child being treated for cholera in Yemen


Violence in Yemen has created the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world. The country is facing a triple threat: conflict, a widespread hunger crisis, and an unprecedented cholera outbreak.

As fighting and airstrikes continue, more than 22 million people are in desperate need of assistance, mostly women and children. 

Water shortages combined with the destruction of infrastructure and the lack of a functioning health service has led to the world's worst cholera outbreak. More than one million suspected cases have been reported. This number is continuing to climb.

At the same time, millions of people are living in famine-like conditions. Without urgent action, CARE fears many could starve.

Yemen Crisis: statistics

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CARE has been working in Yemen since 1992, and is currently providing humanitarian assistance including food, clean water, and emergency relief items.

So far, we have reached more than 2 million people. 

In response to the cholera outbreak, CARE is providing safe water to public facilities like hospitals and schools, treating water sources and household water points, and distributing hygiene and cholera kits to prevent infections. CARE is also working with local communities to conduct hygiene awareness and clean up campaigns as well as supporting solid waste disposal in public spaces including markets.

With over 15 million people unable to access healthcare, CARE is also providing safe birthing kits for pregnant women and mothers with young children.

The ongoing violence is making humanitarian access to those most in need extremely challenging, and CARE continues to call on all parties to the conflict and the international community to prioritize the access and delivery of life-saving supplies to the affected people in Yemen.


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