The United Nations calls Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” as multiple factions in the country fight over political power and territory. Civilians bear the brunt of the violence: bombing, cross-fire, kidnapping, rape and indiscriminate attacks are a regular occurrence. One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen is on the brink of widespread famine.
More than 15 million people, or 53 percent of Yemen’s population, are on the brink of starvation as access to food diminishes every day across the country. Nearly 400,00 children suffer from severe malnutrition. Severely malnourished children are 11 times more likely to die than a healthy child if they don’t receive timely treatment.
Risk of death to people in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria is growing because of drought, escalating violence and funding shortfalls.
UNHCR’s country representative, Ayman Gharaibeh, warns war is tearing the fabric of Yemen apart and creating a humanitarian catastrophe.
UNHCR is preparing to receive as many as 130,000 refugees who could flee by boat to Africa to escape the conflict in Yemen.
Meet four children in Yemen who have faced devastating circumstances but are now safe and hopeful thanks to the support of our donors.
Yemen is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. Millions have been forced to flee their homes and 24 million are in dire need of assistance.
For 11-year-old Fatemah and her family, Dharawan settlement has been home since March 2015. They fled Yemen's capital city Sana’a when war and conflict began tearing the family’s neighborhood apart.
Five children, living in Yemen, are starting to see a brighter future thanks to support on the ground.
More than 3.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the five-year conflict – and 24 million Yemenis are vulnerable and in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
UNHCR’s Bathoul Ahmed describes some of the horrors she has witnessed while working in war-torn Yemen.
In total, 1.2 million internally displaced people were received core relief items or cash assistance in 2018. But with 24 million people in need, we must strive to do more in 2019. Thanks to our donors, UNHCR has been providing protection assistance and services to the most vulnerable, but that population is growing at an alarming rate.
Fairuz and Hannah felt they had no choice but to leave their son behind in order to save the others from airstrikes in Yemen.
As of today, 227 Yemeni refugees have arrived in Djibouti together with an unknown number of other nationals, but have not asked for asylum.
People in Yemen are too often forgotten. How much do you know about the worst humanitarian crisis in the world? Put your knowledge to the test.
As the world focuses on Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and other flashpoints, a silent crisis is brewing in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The Fatwa Council of Tareem is located in Hadramaut, Yemen. Hadramaut has been a major centre for scholarship for over a millennium and has produced many of the world’s leading Shafi’i scholars.
Millions of individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Learn more about the number of refugees from various regions and the countries in which they are most often resettling.
Children who flee often don’t eat for days on end and arrive to camps malnourished. You can provide a supply of therapeutic food and help a severely malnourished refugee child recover.
Books, pencils, pens and paper. These essential learning tools are often out of reach for refugees who left everything behind. You can provide school supplies to a student eager to return to class — and build a brighter future.
In 2018, one thing was certain: USA for UNHCR donors opened their hearts to those in greatest need. Thanks to our donors, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was on the ground wherever refugees needed help, providing protection and assistance, including emergency shelter, food, water and healthcare.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
With almost two million cases reported worldwide in 203 countries, the coronavirus pandemic is a global challenge that affects us all - including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution.
Every day of the year, and on every step of the journey, our dedicated partners made possible our work of delivering safety and protection to millions of refugees and forcibly displaced communities worldwide. As we begin the new year, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights USA for UNHCR donors helped us provide in 2019
Inside Somalia, UNHCR has helped more than 16,000 internally displaced people return voluntarily to their homes this year.