People in need of aid.
Children are suffering from acute malnourishment.
People have been killed by the war.
Yemen is silently starving
Yemen is a poverty-stricken country on the Arabian Peninsula that is being ravaged by war. Since the war in Yemen broke out in early 2015, thousands of people have died and millions are facing shortages of food, water, and vital supplies. More than half of the people of Yemen struggle to find enough to eat.
The crisis began in early 2015 when a rebel group, known as the Houthis, seized control of part of the country and forced Yemen’s president to flee abroad. Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries began fighting the Houthis in an attempt to restore the government and ensure their continued influence in Yemen.
Since then, war has raged between the two sides. Constant airstrikes have left Yemen’s roads nearly impassable. Partial blockades of Yemen’s ports delay delivery of life-saving medicine. It is not uncommon for sick people to die en route to the hospital due to rough roads and blockades.
There are no official reports confirming how many people have died. The United Nations stopped updating the number of casualties more than two years ago, after 10,000 civilians had died. That number did not even include those who had died of disease and malnutrition.
Ways we are helping
We hope you will join us in praying for the hurting families in Yemen and for peace in the war-torn country.
We are distributing food parcels to feed people who are on the brink of starvation.
We are putting water systems in place to help collect, store, and filter rainwater.
My house was destroyed and I left everything to escape the fighting. I struggled a lot to provide for my family’s basic needs, but your generous support made me realize there is still hope.
Help the people in Yemen
Millions face 2020 wondering if they will survive another year. Our goal is to continue to help desperate Yemenis with food, water, and other aid as funding is available. If you wish to support the work in war-torn Yemen, your contribution will be a huge blessing.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic adds uncertainty to the situation in War-Ravaged Yemen. The country has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world.
Relentless! Is probably the best word to describe war-torn Yemen. At times there is hope as leaders gather at the table to discuss peace plans.
CAM provides aid for those suffering from the war in Yemen. Here is a note of thanks from one of the recipients of aid provided through our Yemen project:
An estimated 85,000 Yemeni children have died of hunger or disease since the war began three years ago, according to an analysis by Save the Children.
The UN recently announced that Yemen is rapidly spiraling into the worst famine the world has seen in the past century. As the war continues, Yemenis face tremendous suffering. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and conditions there continue to deteriorate rapidly. As support is available, we want to seize the opportunity to provide suffering Yemenis with food, water, and other emergency aid.