After nine years of devastating and unrelenting conflict, 21 million people depend on humanitarian assistance.
The more than four million people who are displaced inside the country are particularly vulnerable. They are languishing in desperate conditions, away from home and deprived of basic needs.
With rampant inflation and few livelihood opportunities, families can no longer afford basic meals. To put food on the table, many displaced families are selling off belongings, pulling children out of school and sending them to work, begging on the streets, or eating just once a day.
Please donate now to help vulnerable families trapped in a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Lubna escaped escalating fighting in the country’s south-west with her husband, children and other family members. The violence in their region was already making it hard for them to find food, and they decided to flee after their home was damaged.
One of Lubna’s most pressing concerns is how she will be able to continue feeding her children. The family received cash from UNHCR when they first fled, allowing them to buy food and seek medical assistance, but they are in urgent need of ongoing support.
Your donation can help UNHCR and its partners provide relief to families affected by the Yemen crisis. Our teams are on the ground, providing shelter, cash assistance and psychological support, as well as programs that protect children and prevent violence against women.
Your gift can provide shelter kits to repair bomb-damaged homes.
Your gift can provide essential items like mattresses, blankets and kitchenware.
Your gift can provide emergency cash assistance to help families buy food and medicine.
Four-year-old internally displaced Yemeni girl, Umaimah, practises writing in the makeshift shelter she shares with her parents and five siblings.
After nine years of devastating and unrelenting conflict, Yemen remains one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
Fighting in Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, has severely compounded needs arising from long years of poverty and insecurity. The worsening violence has disrupted millions of lives, resulting in widespread casualties and massive displacement, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Civilians bear the brunt of the crisis, with more than 21 million Yemenis now in need of humanitarian assistance. Those forced to flee their homes are especially at risk. More than 4 million people now languish in desperate conditions, away from home and deprived of basic needs.
The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.