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Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Yemen: A Country Devastated by War

Refaai Hoosain
Yemen: A Country Devastated by War

Yemen has now been in the midst of a brutal conflict spanning over eight years. The war has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with millions of people facing famine, disease, and displacement.

The food insecurity in Yemen only increases as global food supply chains struggle to meet the demand due to the war in Ukraine. Yemen currently experiences unprecedented levels of hunger because of the conflict in Ukraine. Up to 19 million people are food insecure in Yemen with 21.6 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

Apart from the war, the COVID-19 pandemic has also added fuel to the fire - with people’s immune systems being severely weakened after years of war and food deprivation. Yemen continues to grapple with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic along with other diseases that are plaguing its people.

Muslim Hands have been at the forefront of relief efforts in Yemen since 2015, providing clean water, healthcare, and education across the five governorates all thanks to the donations provided by all of you. Although the support has been tremendous, we are still fighting hunger through our bread factories, supplying 50,000 loaves of bread daily to Yemen’s most vulnerable groups.

Women and children have been particularly vulnerable to the effects of the conflict. The displacement of millions of children and women have opened them up to additional terrors, such as exploitation and trafficking. They have been subjugated to violence and abuse by all parties to the conflict through airstrikes, shelling, and ground fighting that has become unavoidable.

5 million children in Yemen are facing starvation, and with no end to the war in sight, the 22 million Yemenis relying on humanitarian aid is only set to rise.

By giving to our Yemen Emergency Appeal, you are helping us provide food, clean water, medical care and education to millions of people across the country. Our food parcels will give victims of what the UN calls, ‘the world’s largest humanitarian crisis’, the essential food they need to survive.

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands SA NPC 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.