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The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” in Yemen, more than 20 million people are at risk for famine, and aid agencies are desperately funneling as much aid as possible to at-risk families.

While one of the 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, with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), hospital and health facilities across the country are scrambling to find medical supplies to help those 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.

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.

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better a Yemen a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$100 can provide food aid for a family 

$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors

$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities

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Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Yemen

Islamic Relief is a leading humanitarian organization in Yemen, with more than 3,000 field staff and volunteers in the country. 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.

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 as coronavirus reaches communities there.

Since the most-recent conflict began in 2015, 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.

Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for families in need across Yemen

  • Implementing of integrated nutritional programming for women and acutely-malnourished children
  • Rehabilitating of water sources, solar panels, and water tanks to provide quality water and sanitation sources
  • Distributing of vital medications and medical resources to help health care services treat those suffering from disease

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer.  You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!

We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.