Yemen – Active Emergency Zone


Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Yemen fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Yemeni refugees in other countries.

A recent escalation of violence in the western coast of Yemen has caused urgent needs for food, clean water, and shelter. Islamic Relief staff is on the ground delivering humanitarian aid to our brothers and sisters who desperately need it.

Years of Conflict

Since the conflict erupted in 2015, 3 million people have been displaced due to increased surges of violence that have caused dozens of more deaths and hundreds of injuries, including civilians.

Yemen—one of the oldest inhabited areas on Earth—is also one of the poorest and least developed countries in the Arab world, even before the conflict began. Now they face intense violence along with drought conditions and severe economic decline. Fourteen million people are food insecure, and of them, 11.3 million are considered severely malnourished, meaning they need humanitarian aid to survive. The country’s child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world: around half of all Yemeni children under 5 years old are stunted.

Answering the Call in Yemen

IRUSA donors heard the call coming out of Yemen and responded when we declared an emergency. March 2018 marks three years since conflict escalated in the region. Ever since, IRUSA has been delivering life-saving aid to people in dangerous areas like Ta’iz, Saa’da, and Aden. IRUSA donors have helped thousands of people in Yemen.

Helping to heal the people of Yemen is part of the legacy IRUSA is building in the Middle East. Read more about our legacy in the Middle East.



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