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Monday, 22 June 2020

Yemen is hanging by a thread

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Here are 5 things you can do today to help

Yemen is the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world and things are getting worse, very quickly.

A brutal civil war between government forces backed by international allies and rebels has forced roughly two-thirds of the population, or more than 24 million people, to rely on basic humanitarian aid to survive.

Last week, the United Nations issued a desperate plea for urgent financial aid. Without this,  Yemen is at risk of being wiped off the planet.

The increasing numbers of Covid19 casualties at the port city of Aden alone could exceed the country’s wartime fatalities.

Further adding to the chaos, a new fuel crisis has exacerbated the food, water and medical supply shortages experienced since the beginning of the war and causing a surge in Cholera and diarrhoea fatalities as people struggle to access medical services.

Our teams are already on the ground in Yemen, delivering life-saving aid. As part of Phase 4, we are building mobile clinics in remote villages and distributing essential PPE kits and ventilators in the fight against Coronavirus. In Taaz, our feeding school has 2,100 students who receive a hot, nutritious meal every day – for most this is the only meal they get all day.

There is so much more to be done, but time is running out for the forgotten people of Yemen. We need to act now! In the time it has taken to read this, another parent will have a lost a child to hunger.

What you can do to help

  1. Donate to the Muslim Hands Emergency Yemen Appeal – no amount is too big or too small
  2. Appeal to your local community to donate any amount towards helping Yemen
  3. Start a fundraiser on your social media to help raise funds for Yemen
  4. Keep the people of Yemen in your Duas
  5. Share this article with your friends and family and encourage others to donate

“Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward.” (Muslim)

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.