Yemen Emergency

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have classed the crisis in Yemen as the worst cholera outbreak in the world. In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen.

The level of suffering is absolutely tragic. As a result, Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing emergency medical and food assistance.

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.

Crisis Summary

Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with a cholera epidemic that has seen more than 900,000 suspected cases and over 2,000 deaths. Seventeen million people – 60 per cent of the population – are food insecure, with seven million at risk of famine.

  • The epidemic has hit 21 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates
  • A quarter of the fatalities from the outbreak are children
  • The number of cholera cases is growing by 5,000 per day
  • Due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, health services have collapsed
  • People contracting cholera due to lack of food and clean water

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.