Help Children in Yemen

More than 11.3 million children in Yemen are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. 

Yemen, in the Middle East, is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Today, 20.7 million people – nearly the same number as the entire population of Australia – need food, medical treatment, education, water and sanitation. 

Help children in Yemen

Children are in need. Help us provide urgent relief.

Yemen crisis: eight years in 

It is eight years into the conflict in Yemen, and the situation is only getting worse. Children in Yemen face incredible threats to their survival. Four out of five children across the country are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Fuel shortages are driving up the prices of food and other necessities. Families are struggling to make ends meet with more than half of the population living in poverty. 

"Yemen has become a living hell for children. Millions of parents don’t know if their children will survive from one day to the next."

Catherine Russel
UNICEF Executive Director

More than 10,200 children have been killed or injured since the beginning of the conflict. The actual number is likely to be much higher. An estimated 2 million children are internally displaced, and more than 2 million children are out of school. Yemen’s hunger crisis is verging on catastrophe. Today, 2.2 million children under five years old suffer from malnutrition, and half a million of them suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

Yemen has become a living hell for children

Help children in Yemen

Children are in need. Help us provide urgent relief.

Enshrah is mother to seven-month-old Rajwa, who suffers from multiple health issues, including malnutrition.
Enshrah is mother to seven-month-old Rajwa, who suffers from multiple health issues, including malnutrition.
© UNICEF/UN0614764/Al-Haj

Children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition 

Seven-month-old Rajwa was born with lung problems. When her mother Enshrah noticed her daughter was losing weight, she went from one health facility to another, hoping for her to be diagnosed and treated. 
 
Then she learnt Rajwa suffers from malnutrition. 
 
“The doctor told me to feed her every two hours and to follow his instructions," says Enshrah. 
 
“She’s gained 2 kilograms now. I see a huge difference in her. Now, she’s getting much better and a glow is showing on her face.” 
 
UNICEF supports 34 therapeutic feeding centres across the country, like this one where Rajwa is being cared for. Dedicated medical staff provide children with the treatment and medication they need to recover. 
 
In 2021, our teams reached more than 415,000 children like Rajwa under five with nutrition support. 
 
UNICEF is working across Yemen every day to reach children and their families. You can help by making a life-saving donation today. 

Help children in Yemen

Children are in need. Help us provide urgent relief.

Rayan, two-and-a-half years old celebrates the water arrival to his area.
Rayan, two-and-a-half years old celebrates the water arrival to his area.
© UNICEF/UN0610693/Al-Basha

UNICEF is one of the few international agencies on the ground in Yemen and our teams are working hard to save the lives of children. But we urgently need your help.

$95

Could help to provide 80 exercise books and 1,000 pencils so children in Yemen can continue their education.

8.5M

Nearly 8.5 million children do not have access to safe water, sanitation or hygiene.

UNICEF is one of the few international agencies on the ground in Yemen, working hard to help the Yemeni children during this time of crisis. And we urgently need your help.  

"Nearly every child in Yemen now requires humanitarian assistance. This war on Yemen is sadly, a war on children."

Geert Cappelaere,
UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

How will my donation help children? 

UNICEF is racing to help as many children as we can, as quickly as possible. We are providing children caught in Yemen’s violent conflict with emergency nutrition, clean water, sanitation facilities, vaccines, medicine and much needed medical kits. We’re also working hard to keep children in school by distributing school supplies and rehabilitating schools. 

Your donation to our Yemen crisis appeal will help us: 

  • Provide emergency nutrition and medical treatment to children and families in conflict zones. 
  • Scale up our water, hygiene and sanitation response to reach more children with clean and safe water. 
  • Deliver urgently needed vaccines, hygiene kits and communal water tanks to internally displaced communities. 
  • Reach children with education and early learning. 
$1

    How do we use each dollar donated?

  • 90¢
    90 cents of every dollar donated to this emergency went directly to our emergency response work in the field.
  • 10¢
    10 cents per dollar covers the essential administrative costs of raising public awareness and fundraising to generate more support for UNICEF’s emergency response.

If you choose to donate monthly, or in the unlikely event that UNICEF receives more funds than needed for this emergency response, your gift will help support UNICEF's work for children in need around the world.

Help children in Yemen

Children are in need. Help us provide urgent relief.