Yemen Emergency Appeal
The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst the world has ever seen, driven by conflict, economic collapse and the continuous breakdown of public institutions and services.
- 24 million people in are in need of humanitarian assistance, which is 80% of the population | 5 million people are in acute need of immediate assistance to survive
- 11.3 million of these are children
Our emergency response has also been designed to reach the particularly vulnerable groups in Yemen. Through a specialised project, we were able to hand-deliver food items and bespoke hygiene kits to a group of elderly individuals who would have otherwise been neglected by humanitarian aid.
Poor immunisation coverage in Yemen triggered an outbreak of diphtheria, with the disease spreading rapidly due to the lack of resources available to diagnose and treat the condition. Penny Appeal addressed this issue by providing a public health facility in the Al Saddah district with enough medicine to treat 250 cases of the illness. The medicine that we provided treated over 200 adults and children, reaching the most vulnerable within the community.
Penny Appeal is also responding to the constant threat of cholera by providing health centres with sustainable support through the provision of medical supplies, and training and capacity building of local staff.
Yemeni people are struggling to survive a terrible famine, armed conflict and outbreaks of disease like cholera.
The United Nations describes the Yemen crisis as "the worst famine the world has seen in 100 years".
Penny Appeal's emergency teams are on the ground in Yemen, giving those in need vital food packs, hygiene and dignity kits and medical support and training.