Yemen Children's Crisis

Yemen is facing war, cholera, a food crisis and Covid-19 - all at the same time. Please donate now and help children survive.

About this appeal

Yemen has a healthcare system on the brink of collapse. Relentless war has devastated essential infrastructure and left only half of all health facilities in Yemen functional. Meanwhile families battle with a soaring food crisis, deadly outbreaks of cholera and the increasing spread of Covid-19.

Almost every Yemeni child – a staggering 12 million, is in need of humanitarian aid. If we don’t help Yemen’s children survive, then who will?

Please donate now and help save lives.

Yemen | ©Unicef/UNI313433
Yemen | ©Unicef/UNI313433

Baby Saleh is receiving around the clock treatment for severe acute malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Aden, Yemen.

80% of Yemen's population are in need of humanitarian aid and protection.

And right now, hunger and malnutrition is at an all-time high. 2 million children are acutely malnourished and over 368,000 children under 5 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and urgently need life-saving food to survive.

UNICEF is doing everything we can to ensure Yemen's children survive. But we desperately need your help.

Please donate now and help save Yemen's children.

How will you help

Every donation made to UNICEF’s Yemen Emergency Appeal is a lifeline for Yemeni children.

UNICEF are on the ground across the country, doing everything we can to save the lives of children and minimise the impact of the Yemen war, food crisis and disease outbreaks. We are also providing vital child protection services and helping children learn and overcome trauma, so that they can continue reaching for a brighter future.

Your donations are needed for UNICEF to provide the following support to Yemen’s children (across 2020):


  • Provide treatment for 331,000 children (aged 6 to 59 months) affected by severe acute malnutrition in Yemen.

  • Support 4,400,000 malnourished children essential micronutrient interventions, including vitamin A.


  • Vaccinate 5,500,000 Yemeni children under 5 years against polio.

  • Vaccinate 700,000 Yemeni children under 1 year against measles.

  • Ensure 1,700,000 Yemeni children under 5 years can access primary healthcare in UNICEF-supported facilities.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Ensure 6,800,000 people in Yemen can access safe clean water - protecting them from potentially deadly waterborne diseases such as cholera.

  • Provide 5,000,000 people with hygiene kits.

Child Protection

  • Reach 2,000,000 children and community members in Yemen with life-saving mine risk education.

  • Provide 874,000 Yemeni children and caregivers with mental health and psychosocial support.

  • Ensure 200,000 children and woman are protected with gender-based violence response interventions.


  • Continue supporting 1,000,000 Yemeni children with individual learning materials.

  • Ensure 820,000 children can access formal and non-formal schooling, including early learning.

  • Help fund 135,000 teachers (many of whom had stopped being formally paid) each month.

Covid-19 Response

  • Provide PPE items and operations support to 25,000 frontline workers, including health staff.

  • Provide safe water and sanitation services for 900,000 people in isolation centres and quarantine facilities.

  • Procure urgently needed oxygen concentrators and ventilators.

The need is great, but UNICEF will never give up on children. Please stand with us and help save lives.

Donate now to UNICEF’s Yemen Emergency Appeal and rush vital supplies to where they’re needed most.

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