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The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

After seven years of conflict, Yemen is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Around 23.7 million people are in need of dire humanitarian assistance, including nearly 13 million children. Nearly 6 million people have been uprooted from their homes as violence, collapsing services, and threats of large-scale famine have taken over the country. Despite humanitarian aid, a staggering 17.4 million Yemenis remain food insecure. To add, preventable diseases such as cholera, diphtheria, measles, and dengue fever still exist in the country today. 


Women and children are bearing the brunt of the crisis. Malnutrition rates among women and children remain one of the highest in the world. Today, 1.3 million mothers and 2.2 million children under the age of five require treatment for acute malnutrition. 

Project Spotlight

Access to Clean Water for Vulnerable Communities in Yemen

Start date: January 2021
Estimated close date: February 2023

Estimated number of people to be supported: 48,000+


Preventable diseases, including waterborne diseases such as cholera, still exist in Yemen today. Vulnerable communities including internally displaced people, women, and children are the most affected. Islamic Relief is working to help reduce the risks related to waterborne diseases across Al Hudaydah and Dhamar through access to clean and safe drinking water; the rehabilitation of existing water systems; and the distribution of hygiene kits as well as training on best practices regarding hygiene.

We Need YOUR Help

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Yemen, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate 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’s Dedication to Yemen

Islamic Relief is a leading humanitarian organization in Yemen, with thousands of field staff and volunteers around the country. We’ve delivered life-saving aid in provinces such as Hodeida, Ta’iz, Saa’da, and Aden. Notable charities depend on Islamic Relief to deliver their aid due to our work across the provinces.

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.