Emergency

Yemen Children's Crisis

Children in Yemen are hovering between life and death. They urgently need nutrition and other life-saving aid.

Yemen is one of the worst places to be a child right now

In Yemen right now, children are living in the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen in the past 100 years.

Yemen is on the brink of famine, and nearly every child in the country is in danger. That’s more than 11 million young lives on the line.

Children are being starved to death, suffering from disease and forced from their homes. It can’t get any worse for these kids.

There are over 400,000 severely malnourished children in need of urgent lifesaving assistance. Famine is closing in and children’s chances of survival are becoming slimmer by the day.

We are working with partners around the clock to save children suffering from malnutrition and disease.

But we need more support, and we need it urgently.

UNICEF is on the ground in Yemen delivering desperately needed life-saving support - including treating more that 170,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, vaccinating 4.2 million children against polio and providing almost 5 million people with safe drinking water. We’re also helping retain teachers who’ve not received any salary in months, by paying them incentives to ensure children can continue their already disrupted education.

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