Yemen Crisis

A young child being treated for cholera in Yemen

THE SITUATION

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'S RESPONSE

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.

LATEST NEWS

Yemen: INGO Joint Statement on the complete opening of Hudaydah PortYemen: INGO Joint Statement on the complete opening of Hudaydah Port

Jan 16, 2018 | Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. Read more >>

 

JOINT STATEMENT: Immediate Ceasefire Needed - Yemeni Civilians Cannot Take Any More Suffering

Dec 4, 2017 | International humanitarian agencies in Yemen are urgently calling on all warring parties for an immediate ceasefire in Sana’a. Read more >>

 

Girl being treated for cholera in YemenStatement by the humanitarian community in Yemen on the complete closure of Yemen’s borders

Nov 9, 2017 | The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid.  Read more >>
 
 
Nov 8, 2017 | Fifteen humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. Read more >>