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.

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Yemen is being called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Over 20 million people are at risk for famine, and aid agencies are desperately funneling as much aid as possible to at-risk families.

One of Earth’s oldest inhabited areas, Yemen is also one of the Arab world’s poorest and least developed countries. Child malnutrition rates are among the world’s highest: around half of all Yemeni children under 5 years old are stunted.

And now, as fears of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) grow, hospital and health facilities across the country are scrambling to find medical supplies to help anyone who may become infected and to stop the others from contracting it. Yemen is all too familiar with the spread of rampant disease: Cholera gripped families across Yemen for years, and it still does.

But through the support of generous humanitarians and donors, health supplies and resources are being boosted; urgent food aid is being sent; and clean water and sanitation systems are being put into place. And now, we are working with our global family to find ways to increase our health-related support there to reinforce preventative measures and build medical center capacity in case coronavirus reaches communities there.

Islamic Relief USA is a leading humanitarian organization in the region, and other notable charities depend on us to deliver their aid as well, due to our strong relationships and powerful program infrastructures across nearly all Yemeni provinces.

The situation across Yemen is dire, but we envision a better world for our sisters and brothers in need, and together with you, we can make that vision a reality.


IRUSA has responded to the emergency in Yemen, where it has been five years since conflict escalated in the region in 2015. Since that time, millions have been displaced by increased surges of violence. Death and injuries continue to be reported.

Since the conflict began, IRUSA has been delivering life-saving aid in almost all Yemeni provinces, including dangerous areas like Ta’iz, Saa’da, and Aden. IRUSA donors like you have helped thousands of people in Yemen to date. Being there for the people of Yemen is part of the legacy IRUSA is building in the Middle East.



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