Described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in decades, 24 million people in Yemen urgently need our help.

Communities who have already had to leave everything behind to keep their families safe from violence are now facing a new threat. For Yemen, coping with Covid-19 with a crumbling health system will be extremely difficult. The country faces a very high mortality rate of 20%.

The pandemic has also caused concerns around a worsening food crisis in Yemen. With many people losing their jobs, families are struggling with no income. The increased price of goods because of inflation is making an already critical situation worse.

Malnutrition rates in Yemen are among the highest in the world. Women and children are particularly vulnerable due to poor water and sanitation services, and the breakdown of health systems.

You can help us reach more malnourished children and their families in Yemen.

Bahaa, an Action Against Hunger member of staff in Yemen.

Dealing with Covid-19

Years of conflict and fighting make countries like Yemen more vulnerable to diseases like coronavirus.

How we're responding

What Action Against Hunger are doing

Action Against Hunger is one of the few international aid organisations working in Yemen. Despite access restrictions, our teams are:

  • training healthcare workers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic
  • launching awareness raising campaigns to stop the spread of Covid-19 in vulnerable communities
  • focusing on the treatment of malnutrition among children under five and their mothers
  • providing essential medical treatment to over half a million people
  • ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people have access to safe water
  • promoting good hygiene practices
  • treating tens of thousands of cholera cases in the hospitals we support
  • helping families displaced from their homes due to conflict
  • working to prevent the underlying causes of malnutrition, including poverty, by supporting employment and self-employment opportunities

Please note: Your donation will go towards our life-saving work in Yemen. Any funds raised over and above the needs of these programmes will go to our life-saving work and used where help is needed most.

Ali next to the mobile clinic in his village in Abyan province, Yemen.

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About us

A boy is screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Mali.

We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.

What we stand for

An Action Against Hunger health worker in Mali.

At all times, our aim is to save the lives of vulnerable people affected by hunger.