Yemen is on the brink of starvation 

The people in Yemen are living in constant fear, with more than 80% of the population now suffering from the disastrous effects of war than erupted in March 2015. 

Ten of thousands of children have died of hunger, or are weakened by the effects of malnutrition. Malnourished women are giving birth to babies that they cannot feed and diseases like cholera are running rampant. 

24 million people are now dependant on aid to survive, 9.9 million people are at risk of starvation and the country is on the brink of a second cholera outbreak. More than 2 million people remain internally displaced and essential services provided by public institutions have collapsed. 

The Solution

This is an emergency response project focusing on two key areas. It is targeting the immediate medical needs of acutely malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. This emergency intervention is crucial to saving lives in Yemen for those on the brink of starvation. We will also provide vital food packs to families who do not know where their next meal is coming from. This proactive appraoch will protect families from malnutrition. 

 

The Intervention

This project will aim to provide:

  • The rehabilitation of existing health facilities
  • provision of medicine and medical supplies to health facilities across 23 districts in 7 governorates
  • The treatment of women and children across 150 health facilities through supplementary feeding programmes 
  • The provision of nutritional supplies, including ready to eat high energy protein paste
  • Food packs distributed from 330 distribution points 

 

What can you do?

£100 can provide 2 families with food for one month

£300 can provide medicines and medical supplies to treat malnutrition for 1 month to 150 people

£900 can provide medicines and medical supplies to treat malnutrition for 1 month to 450 people

£4,500 can provide medicines and medical supplies to treat malnutrition to 2,250 people


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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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