According to UNICEF, Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.
More than 24 million people (about 80% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children.
With COVID-19 now spreading across the country, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency. Sanitation and clean water are in short supply. Only half of the health facilities are functioning, and many that remain operational lack basic equipment like masks and gloves, let alone oxygen and other essential supplies to treat the coronavirus.
Children continue to be killed and maimed in the conflict. Around 2 million children under 5 years old are suffering from acute malnutrition and require treatment. Every 10 minutes a child is dying. The damage and closure of schools and hospitals have disrupted access to education and health services, leaving children even more vulnerable and robbing them of their futures. Before COVID-19, 2 million children were out of school. Now, because of the pandemic, schools have been closed around the country, leaving an additional 5 million children out of school.
We stand with the people of Yemen and will be donating 100% of our proceeds from June 14th to June 30th to UNICEF to support the work they are doing to provide aid and assistance to those suffering in Yemen.
How you can help:
Unless UNICEF receives $30 million by the end of June, they will have to shut down water and sanitation services to 4 million people in Yemen.
Every dollar counts in this crisis. Donating is a powerful way to make a direct change.
Yemen - rescue.org
Send Food, Water, & Aid - baitulmaal.org
Yemen Emergency Appeal - Islamicrelief.org
Donate to the Yemen Crisis Appeal - Savethechildren
Stop the War and End Famine in Yemen
Stop the Flow of Weapons to Yemen
Helpful resources: https://yemencrisis.carrd.co/
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