Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis the world currently faces. Conflict has resulted in widespread hunger, with more than eight million people facing famine. Ongoing bombing campaigns and disease outbreaks are devastating the lives of millions as the war continues into its fourth year.
Yemen’s cholera outbreak is the worst in the world—those facing extreme hunger are even more susceptible to the disease. The World Health Organization reports that roughly 10,000 suspected cases are being reported every week. Access to clean water and sanitation services are essential.
PWS&D is responding to provide access to clean water in Yemen through a faith-based consortium. Over half of the households in the target area lack access to safe drinking water and many are forced to spend large amounts of money buying water in order to meet their daily needs.
To address this critical need, rehabilitation of existing water sources will occur and benefit over 15,000 people (2,000 households). Additionally, solar water pumps will be provided, and water management committees will be trained to manage and care for water sources effectively and sustainably.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank members are responding to provide over 1,000 vulnerable families with emergency food rations. PWS&D is also monitoring developments through the ACT Alliance and hope to support their Yemen response in the coming months.
With conflict ongoing, families and communities are lacking the basic essentials for life—food, clean water, health services and so much more. We need your help to save lives. Please donate today.
You can make a donation through your church, by mailing a cheque, donating online or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Yemen.”
Find prayers for those in Yemen from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Yemen Crisis Bulletin Insert