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.
Years of Conflict
Since intense conflict erupted in 2015, 3 million people have been displaced by increased surges of violence that have resulted in unthinkable deaths and hundreds of injuries.
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 Yemenis face intense violence along with drought conditions and severe economic decline. 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.
The world's worst humanitarian crisis
If Yemen was 100 people:
80 need aid to survive
60 barely have anything to eat
58 have no access to clean water
52 have no access to healthcare
11 are severely malnourished
But Yemen is not 100 people. It’s 27 million people.
And right now, more than 22 million Yemenis are trapped in what’s being called the world’s “worst humanitarian crisis.”
The current conflict, fighting, and constantly changing front lines have displaced tens of thousands of people who are, by no fault of their own, seeking shelter in spontaneous public buildings and shelters.
Food aid and access to clean water is a major concern—17.8 million are food insecure and 8.4 million don’t know where to get their next meal from.
When you donate now, you impact Yemeni families when it matters most.
Relief Web reports that the conflict is having horrific affects on children in particular.