The crisis in Yemen has been deemed one of the worst of our lifetime.
Over 7 years of brutal conflict has left over 20 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Over half of these are children.
The onslaught of COVID-19, has only exacerbated an already dire situation, leaving Yemen’s economy, education and healthcare systems fragile. Widespread unemployment, internal displacement, food insecurity and a lack of access to shelter, sanitation, healthcare and education, has plunged even more families into crisis. More than 2 million children are currently out of school, putting them at increased risk of child labour and recruitment by armed groups.
Despite sporadic ceasefires and peace talks, there does not seem to be an end in sight. The war no longer dominates the headlines, but the situation continues to deteriorate and the need for humanitarian assistance continues to grow. War Child is committed to operating in this challenging environment to deliver life-saving interventions to support children and their families.