Millions Forced to Flee in Yemen
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.
Yemen on the Brink of 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.
Yemen Crisis Explained
Six years of conflict have driven more than 4 million people from their homes and more than 20 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than 4 million people have been uprooted from their homes and 20 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Yemen: Glimmers of Hope, Miles to Go
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.
Approximately 20 million people in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia are at immediate risk of famine. But what exactly is famine and how can we stop it?
The Fatwa Council of Tareem
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.