Updated: Jul 7, 2020
The United Nations say Yemen’s war-shattered economy is headed for “unprecedented calamity” due to large cuts in aid, slowing remittances, a weakening currency and the coronavirus pandemic.
Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world right now, with around 80% of the population in need of humanitarian aid. Over 50% of these are children, and to add to this, the number of malnourished children under 5 could increase to a total of 2.4 Million.
There have been over 100,000 cases of cholera in Yemen, and many lives being lost – especially with Yemen being hit with COVID-19 and the Chikungunya virus. Furthermore, people have no access to food or medical care.
To further explain the direness of the situation, there are millions of internally displaced Yemenis who live in make-shift shelters in urban and rural areas. Lady Sumayya Foundation have set a target to raise £10,000 in order to provide basic rations for families. The time to step in and help is now.