The World Health Organization and UNICEF have classed the crisis in Yemen as the worst cholera outbreak in the world. In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of Yemen.
The level of suffering is absolutely tragic. As a result, Islamic Relief is on the ground in 18 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing emergency medical and food assistance.
According to the WHO, the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now claimed over 1700 lives and affected 400,000 people since April 2017.
- The epidemic has hit 21 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates
- A quarter of the fatalities from the outbreak are children
- The number of cholera cases is growing by 5,000 per day
- Due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, health services have collapsed
- People contracting cholera due to lack of food and clean water
Islamic Relief is distributing food across a wide area in partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme. We have provided food to more than 2.5 million people. We’ve also equipped 21 hospitals and clinics across the country to support doctors and nurses working to treat wounded, sick and malnourished people.
The areas where we have responded include Sanaa, Sana’a city, Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan, Amran, Shabwah, Mareb, Sa’ada, Hodeida, Hadramout and Dhamar.
Please donate now and help us reach those who desperately await our care.
Just $60 can provide food and clean water to a family for a month.