In December 2016, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which Christian Aid is a member, launched the Yemen Crisis Appeal for people facing hunger in Yemen.
At that time, the economy and health services in Yemen had collapsed, with food shortages affecting 7 million people, and children dying of malnutrition. The country was then struck by a cholera epidemic, with more than half of the suspected cases children.
- As the Yemen Crisis Appeal launched, 10.3 million people were in acute need, urgently requiring immediate life-saving assistance, particularly food, clean water and healthcare.
- In over a year, the conflict displaced more than 2 million people, killing over 7,000 and causing economic losses thought to amount to $19bn.
What we achieved
- Through DEC funds, Christian Aid’s partner Action Against Hunger (ACF) delivered much-needed nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene in Yemen.
- We have reached over 3,000 children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to combat malnutrition through providing food supplements.
As part of our vital recovery work:
- 12,600 people will be supported through access to clean water and sanitation to combat future cholera outbreaks.
- Christian Aid's partner ACF is continuing to provide support to health facilities to ensure that people can receive the treatment they need in sanitary conditions.
- ACF will also leave a permanent health facility in place once the funding is completed.