Yemen Crisis

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Donate to help Yemen: we need urgent support from everyone reading this, right now.

Since 2014, Yemen has been in the middle of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, battling a crippling civil war, famine and disease outbreaks. Millions of people are starving, and there is virtually no healthcare system.

According to some reports, Yemen only has 10 health workers per 10,000 people and nearly a quarter of districts throughout the country have no doctors.

The UN warns that the coronavirus pandemic could "delete Yemen from maps all over the world". Due to the pandemic, the UK government has cut relief funding for Yemen by 60%. Without these funds, Yemeni lives will be lost. We cannot let that happen

Penny Appeal are on the ground in Yemen, delivering food, water and hygiene kits to crisis-affected areas and IDP camps, as well as PPE and Covid-19 Testing kits to hospitals.


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Yemen: The Crisis Explained

80% of the Yemeni population are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

With the Yemen conflict well into its sixth year with no end in sight, the Yemeni people have been struggling to survive a terrible famine, armed conflict and outbreaks of disease like cholera for years, and now the coronavirus pandemic could decimate an already weakened population.

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died from hunger and disease in Yemen, and sadly this could have been entirely preventable. This was before the added misery of Covid-19; how many more malnourished children will lose their lives to the deadly combination of starvation, thirst and coronavirus now?    

Officially, Yemen has experienced over 2,000 cases of coronavirus, with hundreds of deaths, but with limited testing and a healthcare system where over 50% of hospitals are closed, the real figure is likely to be much higher. With Yemen’s devastated healthcare system, the ongoing famine and a lack of humanitarian support, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to push millions of Yemeni people to their breaking point.

The best way to help Yemen right now is to be there for people in need by making a life-saving donation today.


Baby in Need

The Best Way to Help Yemen: Our Emergency Response

Penny Appeal are working with our partners on the ground to reach vulnerable Yemenis with life-saving food, water, shelter and hygiene essentials and to strengthen healthcare systems by providing PPE and Testing Kits to hospitals.

Currently, our work is focused in the Amran and Al-Hudaydah Governorates, where millions of internally displaced Yemeni people are struggling to survive, having fled from conflict in other parts of the country.

Food and Water

Recently, we’ve reached over 4,400 Yemeni people with Food Packs containing essentials such as rice, lentils, sugar and wheat. We have also provided 13 communities in with 3,000 litre water tanks that will be filled three times a week, providing clean water to over 13,000 people.

We will now be distributing cash support vouchers to impoverished families so that they can get what they need support their own nutrition!

With your support, we are also working to build a Therapeutic Feeding Centre for children with severe malnutrition. This centre will help treat children suffering from malnutrition, providing counselling, emergency food packs and meals, vaccinations and other essentials treatments.


We’re providing shelter for internally displaced people living in transitional refugee camps, and maintain 100 bathrooms throughout the camps.

Hygiene Kits

We’re providing Hygiene Kits to displaced families, including soap, towels, detergent and antiseptic soap.

PPE and Hospital Equipment

We’re distributing PPE and Coronavirus Testing Kits to multiple health facilities and Emergency Operation Centres in Yemen, to help protect lives and prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

With your support, we have helped over 100,000 people in Yemen over the last six years. However, in a country where 24 million people needed humanitarian aid even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, we urgently need your help to reach more extremely vulnerable Yemeni people.

Donate to help Yemen today, and you could save a life.



Your Donations in Action | Shain's Story

Shain Mohammed is only 6-years-old, but he is now the man of his house. Shain was a new-born when the conflict first began in Yemen, so a life of hardship is unfortunately all this little boy has ever known.


We met with Shain and his mother at one of our food pack and hygiene kit distributions, where they received a food pack that would keep their family fed for an entire month and a hygiene kit filled with antibacterial liquid disinfectant, soap and hand gel to help protect them against Covid-19.

Shain’s mother shared the story of her family’s suffering, saying, “My husband died during an attack two years ago in Hudeyda. When the war started, Shain was a little baby. Now he is the man of the house. When my husband died, we came here with my relatives. We try to survive with the aid you deliver. In the meantime, I was cleaning the houses and gathering some money. However now, I have no chance to do anything because of coronavirus.

Shain’s family and others just like them make up the 3.6 million displaced Yemeni people who are fleeing from war, struggling to survive under harsh conditions daily. These displaced families, the victims of war, now find themselves in a near impossible sitution with the the threat of the coronavirus now impacting their lives.

Prices of cleaning and hygiene materials have nearly doubled,” Shain’s mother shared, “How can we afford this? We were earning some money by cleaning houses to provide daily food to our home, now we cannot find anywhere to work. How can we buy cleaning materials when we cannot buy food?

The UN estimates that 130 children under the age of 5 die every day from hunger and disease in Yemen – and the situation is becoming more dire every day, due to Covid-19.

Help us save lives by supporting children like Shain and their families to become healthy and happy.

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Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.

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We work with experts in the field as well as our established partners on the ground to locate countries, communities, and people that are most in need. So, when we say your donation is being delivered to where most needed, rest assured that you are helping support some of the most vulnerable communities in the world!

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