Yemen, a Middle Eastern country located in the Arabian Peninsula, is now enduring one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Sources like UNICEF have reported that “… 80% of the population, over 24 million people, were in need of humanitarian assistance” (UNICEF, 2020) The world has not yet witnessed in its recent history a devastating humanitarian crisis like such. Yemenis are also by large victims of a Civil War that has raged for the past five years. Bombardments have left the country with almost no infrastructure and most hospitals destroyed. Air/ sea ports have also been sieged not allowing food, medicine, and resources to reach those in need and in risk. The coronavirus pandemic coupled with famine and war has increased the death toll amongst children, women and the elderly. The UN’s humanitarian chief has reported that “… a child under the age of five dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes”(O’Brien’s, 2019).
The fight against famine in Yemen
The Fight Against Famine In Yemen
$745 of $5,000 raised
The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money so as to help feed those who are suffering from starvation. This is an attempt to ring the bell of humanity so that others might hear and respond to the call. Today it’s them, but one day it might be me or you. So even if you can only give one dollar towards this cause, give it. One dollar when given by many people adds up to make a big difference.
“Pure Hands” which is the largest US charity that focuses on the Yemeni crisis is raising funds for food packages. A food package will feed an entire family for a month for only $65. Pure Hands is a registered 501c3 charity based in Texas in and is known all across the world for the great work it does in Yemen. Pure Hands has several on the ground teams in different cities in Yemen that will help distribute the food to those in need.