Yemen Emergency Appeal
The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst the world has ever seen, driven by conflict, economic collapse and the continuous breakdown of public institutions and services.
24 million people in are in need of humanitarian assistance, which is 80% of the population | 5 million people are in acute need of immediate assistance to survive. 11.3 million of these are children
The crisis is vast, but thanks to your donation, we are making a BIG difference to those in need.
Penny Appeal’s emergency teams are on the ground in Yemen, giving those in need vital food packs, hygiene and dignity kits and medicalsupport and training. By the end of last Ramadan, we had helped over 80,000 people, Alhamdulillah. We have many life-saving projects addressing the urgent needs of our Yemeni brothers and sisters, from food baskets containing enough food to last a family for one month, to basic hygiene kits which specifically prevent the spread of the deadly diseases like cholera. Our Yemen Emergency Response is also tailored to help those most vulnerable, like elderly people who would have otherwise been neglected by humanitarian aid.
During Yemen's harsh winters, we have also been able to support vulnerable Yemeni people with nourishing food baskets, full winter kits with blankets,winter clothes, cooked meals, and gas cylinders. These winter projects have reached more than 20,000 individuals over the past three years, Alhamdulillah.
Emergency Food Aid for Children
The UN estimates that 130 children under the age of 5 die every day from hunger and disease in Yemen. Penny Appeal has distributed hot meals and food parcels to food insecurefamilies. As a case example, Zakaria Ahmed was just 8 months old when he was referred to the Outpatient Department of a medical facility which Penny Appeal funds in Amanat Alasimah district in Yemen. This little boy was suffering with Severe Acute Malnutrition and diarrhoea. The medical centre gave Zakaria antibiotics and put him on our Plumpy Nuts feeding programme. When he got healthy enough, he was discharged and got to go home with his mother. The centre’s community visitors went to see Zakaria 8 more times for follow-up visits, to make sure that he was getting better. Every part of this process, from the medicine to the community health workers, has been funded by us here at Penny Appeal.
Poor immunisation coverage in Yemen triggered an outbreak of diphtheria, with the disease spreading rapidly due to the lack of resources available to diagnose and treat thecondition. Penny Appeal addressed this issue by providing a public health facility in the Al Saddah district with enough medicine to treat 250 cases of the illness. The medicine that we provided treated over 200 adults and children, reaching the most vulnerable within the community. Penny Appeal is also responding to the constant threat of cholera by providing health centres with sustainable support through the provision of medical supplies, and training and capacity building of local staff. 15 health facilities will be supported, giving access to vulnerable groups like children and the elderly.