Yemen Emergency

As the conflict escalates, the crisis intensifies. Still reeling from famine and the worst cholera outbreak in the world, families are struggling to survive.

Around 2 million people are displaced and in dire conditions. Hospitals and schools have been damaged, and water is in very short supply.

Help provide urgent medical supplies and food today.

You can save a life.

Crisis Summary

With the ongoing conflict in Yemen thousands of lives have been lost and millions left in turmoil in a country on the brink of famine. With recent attacks on ports disrupting the distribution of aid, further displacement is expected along the western coast and the crisis is intensifying.

Families and communities have been torn apart and left without even the most basic of living essentials:

  • Around two million people are displaced and living in dire conditions
  • Approximately 18 million people have been left food insecure
  • In 2017, the WHO and UNICEF classed the Cholera crisis in Yemen as the worst outbreak ever recorded

Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing medical support and urgent food aid. Please donate now and help us reach those who desperately await our care.

Just $60 can provide food and clean water to a family for a month.


Emergency Update – Your Donations in Action

Islamic Relief has delivered 19 tonnes of medical aid to Yemen as it faces the worst cholera outbreak in modern history. The cargo plane arrived at Sana’a International Airport before the closure of all air, land and sea access that is preventing life-saving aid from reaching millions at risk of disease and famine. 

Islamic Relief, alongside the humanitarian community, has signed a statement calling for the immediate opening of all air and seaports to ensure food, fuel and medicines can enter the country.

We are distributing food across a wide area in partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme. We have provided food to more than 2.5 million people. We’ve also equipped 21 hospitals and clinics across the country to support doctors and nurses working to treat wounded, sick and malnourished people.

The areas where we have responded include Sanaa, Sana’a city, Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan, Amran, Shabwah, Mareb, Sa’ada, Hodeida, Hadramout and Dhamar.