The world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen.

Almost four years of war have devastated Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East. Over 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and an estimated 22.2 million are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

Today, 2 out of 3 three Yemenis can no longer afford basic food items. An estimated 14 million people face imminent starvation, the majority of them children.

The dire conditions in Yemen have been worsened by extreme shortages of safe drinking water, shelter and healthcare, and deadly outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria.

Yemen is also sheltering over 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers who have fled from violence in the neighbouring Horn of Africa region.

UNHCR is one of the few humanitarian aid organisations working in Yemen. With 190 staff across the country, we provide life-saving assistance to displaced families struggling to survive. But we need your help to continue.

You can help give Yemeni families:

  • cash assistance to help displaced Yemeni families pay for food and rent
  • emergency nutrition for refugees to treat acute malnutrition
  • relief items such as shelter kits, mattresses and blankets
  • community outreach and early detection services to reduce the spread of cholera
“We are literally looking at hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people who may not survive. There is no other place in the world where people are suffering so greatly.”

Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen

Please help Yemeni families


Your donations in action

Shamha, a displaced Yemeni child, is recovering from malnutrition with the help of UNHCR

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Mariam and Sukaina want nothing more than an education

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UNHCR has managed to secure access to Mokha.

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Ahmed helps his family collect UNHCR aid items in Taiz, Yemen.

Supplies Supplies
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