Yemen six years on: how you can help the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

After more than six years of conflict, economic collapse and a recent cholera outbreak, millions of displaced Yemenis are only a step away from famine. This is what you can do to help…


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Fighting in Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, has severely worsened the poverty and insecurity felt by millions of displaced Yemenis.

The worsening violence has disrupted millions of lives, resulting in widespread casualties and massive displacement, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating.  

So what is happening in Yemen right now? 

What can you do?  

1. Tell your friends

Spread the word to friends, family and co-workers that Yemen cannot wait. Whether you’re sharing verified information on social media or having a discussion with a colleague, it’s important to remind people about the emergency in Yemen. 

2. Fundraising  

There are lots of ways to get involved – from taking on a sporting challenge, to organising a fun event at work, home or school, or simply asking for donations instead of birthday or wedding gifts.  

For inspiration and tips, just get in touch and we’ll support you every step of the way. From how to promote your event and who to get involved, to how to collect donations from your network and get your fundraising project started. You can pop us an email at [email protected] or call us on 020 3761 8094, Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm to get your starter pack

P.S. We are now recruiting for Team UK for UNHCR! If you’d like to join us at the Virtual London Marathon or the Virtual Vitality 10k, please visit our Run for Refugees page.  

3. Donate

 Last, but certainly not least, you can support Yemen by making a donation, which can help change someone’s life for the better.  

By donating today, you can help families in Yemen access: 

– Urgent cash assistance to help displaced families to afford food and rent 

 – Vital relief items such as shelter kits, mattresses and blankets 

 – Soap, hand sanitiser and hand washing stations 

 – Health activities and early detection services to reduce the spread of disease 

 – Urgent cash assistance to help displaced families to afford food and rent 

To donate to help families in Yemen, please visit.


Thankfully, there are a myriad of ways you can help Yemenis. The people of Yemen deserve better and you can be part of this change.  

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