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.
When his wife saw he came home without food, she was in despair and said, “We do not have rice for today!”.
Ahmad’s* family were overjoyed to receive a gift of food and hygiene items. These items are treasures for families across Yemen.
Adelmira* and her three children fled from their hometown to another city when the war in Yemen began to endanger their lives.
Yemen’s history of war forces millions of people to live without clean water. This causes Yemenis to battle with cholera and other water-borne diseases.
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.