What we are doing
Our teams are on the ground in Yemen, and despite access restrictions, in 2018 we:
- Worked in 60 health facilities to treat acute malnutrition in almost 31,000 people
- Provided essential medical treatment to over 530,000
- Ensured that almost 335,000 people had access to safe water
- Promoted good hygiene practices
- Ran a key diarrhea treatment facility in Hodeidah treating severe cases and promoting good health promotion activities
- Helped families displaced from their homes due to combat
- Also work to prevent the underlying causes of malnutrition, including poverty, by supporting employment and self-employment opportunities.
Action Against Hunger is one of the few international aid organisations on the ground in Yemen.
“The humanitarian situation in Yemen is devastating for millions of families. We are treating malnourished children who are in a more severe condition and are older than those we treated prior to the conflict - this demonstrates the seriousness of the crisis.”
Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director, Action Against Hunger
"Civilians are the first to suffer from the lack of respect for the fundamental rules of international humanitarian law: indiscriminate bombing and airstrikes, ceasefire ignorance, schools and health facilities being occupied by armed groups, the destruction of civilian infrastructure." - Lucile Grosjean, Advocacy Manager, Action Against Hunger in France