Raise for Life saving lives in Yemen through Islamic Relief

The team at Raise for Life have been supporting many causes by raising awareness and funds for those in need in different parts of the world.  The crisis in Yemen has been dubbed the silent crisis by many as it receives very little coverage, leading to a lack of funds to support those who have suffered years of war, poverty and disease.  

This is why, we at Raise for Life have partnered with the biggest Muslim NGO in the world to tackle this issue head on.


The World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have now classed the crisis in Yemen as the worst cholera outbreak in the world. In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen.

As a result, Islamic Relief is on the ground and providing emergency medical assistance to over 224,000 people suspected of having contracted the disease.

In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen. The most affected governorates are; Sana’a City, Al Hudayah, Amran, Hajjah, Ibb, Sana’aand Taiz. More than 1,416 people have lost their lives to this disease in the past couple of months and 30 people (many women and children) are dying every day.

Hospitals and health centres across the country are overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of patients needing urgent treatment.
Islamic Relief has provided 60 tents for three hospitals in Sana’a, which can accommodate 300 patients.

One of these hospitals is Al Sabeen hospital which is receiving between 100-150 cholera patients a day who are being forced to share hospital beds. Staff here are working around the clock to treat these patients but haven’t received a salary for the past eight months.

Islamic Relief has also supplied cholera medicines, including IV stands, cannula tubes, saline bags, antibiotics, oral rehydration salts, gloves, syringes and hygiene kits, including soap, disinfectant and towels to hospitals in five governorates.

In addition to this we has been providing chlorine tablets for water purification to households, along with the distribution of hygiene kits, safe, clean water storage cans, and training around best hygiene practices.


Overview of Yemen’s Cholera Crisis

  • According to the World Health Organisation, the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now claimed 1500 livesand affected 246,000 people since April

  • The epidemic has hit 21 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates

  • A quarter of the fatalities from the outbreak are children

  • The number of cholera cases is growing by 5,000 per day

  • Due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, health services have collapsed



Please donate now and help provide emergency relief to those most in need.

Islamic Relief UK

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the worlds poorest people.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

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