Yemen is home to the world's largest humanitarian crisis
Since 2015 Yemen has been in an active state of conflict, which has displaced three million people and left 80% of the total population – 24.1 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance.
The escalation of civil war since 2015 has plunged Yemen into a severe economic collapse, resulting in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. More than half of the country’s health clinics aren’t functional, leaving 14 million Yemenis unable to access basic healthcare services.
The same number of people can’t access clean water or adequate sanitation facilities like toilets and handwashing facilities.
As the conflict continues, the needs of families in Yemen only continue to grow. The time to act is now. With your support, Medair can provide lifesaving health and nutrition services for the most vulnerable people.
How we help
The healthcare system in Yemen is fragile. Medair is supporting clinics in remote communities with supplies and equipment, as well as training staff. Our work means more Yemenis are able to access the facilities they need and the vital healthcare they provide.
As part of our emergency response programme in Yemen, our volunteers seek out malnourished mothers and young children who are struggling to find enough food to eat in their remote communities. We refer them to Medair-supported clinics to receive life-saving treatment.
Water, sanitation & hygiene
Medair installs safe drinking water, hand washing and sanitation facilities at the health clinics we support to lessen the risk of disease transmission. We also prepare emergency water and sanitation responses in communities which may face outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera.
Generous gifts from people like you
German Federal Foreign Office
EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs