Yemen Crisis

A young child being treated for cholera in Yemen


Violence in Yemen has created the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world.

As fighting and airstrikes continue, more than 22 million people are in desperate need of help.

The country is facing a triple-threat:

First, the currency is out of control, making basic goods like food or medicine too expensive or hard to find.

Second, unclean water and limited access for health workers have triggered a cholera outbreak with over a million cases and 2,500 deaths since April 2017.

Finally, millions of people are on the verge of famine. Right now, women and children are already dying from malnutrition in Yemen and CARE fears the situation could grow far worse.


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CARE is providing desperately-needed help including food, clean water, emergency relief items and cash assistance so people can buy what they need.

We know women and girls face increased risk in times of conflict. This is why we place a special focus on their specific needs, while also ensuring women get a chance to speak up and be heard. For example, hygiene kits contain sanitary items for women. CARE is also providing sexual and reproductive health support for pregnant women and new mothers.

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.

Urgent action is needed right now to end the suffering of millions of people. This human tragedy must come to an immediate end.



Yemen: A political solution is the only way to avert famine

Nov 1, 2018 | Almost half the population of Yemen – 14 million people – are now at risk of famine. Currently, food security experts are conducting data analysis to determine whether famine can be declared in Yemen.



“I don’t want to watch my children starve” Four women reflect on the impact of Yemen’s war

Nov. 5, 2018 | A personal reflection from a CARE fieldworker in Yemen: "You only realize the effects of war when you live it, and we have been living it now for more than three and a half years."


Yemen: More than 3 million women and girls suffering the brunt of the ongoing conflictYemen: More than 3 million women and girls suffering the brunt of the ongoing conflict, warns CARE

Mar 8, 2018 | More than 3.25 million women of reproductive age in Yemen are facing increased health and protection risks, the international aid organization CARE warns. Conditions for women and girls are deteriorating rapidly as the conflict in Yemen nears its fourth year. Read more >>

Blog post:  “Women build nations”: Empowered women in wartime Yemen“Women build nations”: Empowered women in wartime Yemen

Feb 21, 2018 | CARE's Hind Abbas writes about the strength and determination of Yemeni women who are living through war and providing for their families. Read more >>


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 >>