Hunger in Yemen

Hunger in Yemen

In Yemen, 20 million people, or two-thirds of the population, need help. The civil war in the country has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

There are 11 million people on the brink of starvation in Yemen. The country has been plagued by a civil war for the past seven years, which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. An estimated 24 million people need humanitarian aid, out of a total population of 28 million. The international humanitarian organization Save the Children reports that approximately 85,000 children under the age of five have most likely died of starvation and disease since the outbreak of the conflict in Yemen. Nearly 400,000 children are at risk of dying from hunger, according to United Nations (UN) Yemen coordinator David Gressly.

There is enormous poverty in the country and infectious diseases are spreading, especially cholera. Some areas have already been overwhelmed by a third wave of this disease. Unfortunately, the number of people infected with coronavirus is also increasing. The political instability and associated disasters that the country has faced in recent years have also been the cause of millions of victims, and the loss of livelihoods and of economic and social infrastructure across the country.

Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 3 million people have fled their homes, most of whom have remained in Yemen. At least 20 million people don’t have enough food, and more than a million children suffer from severe malnutrition. About 18 million people do not have access to safe water sources, and about the same number of people are without access to basic health care.

Yemen is afflicted by a civil war, which began in 2014, between minority Shiite Houthi rebels and the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Life in Yemen is extremely difficult. They need food, drinking water, medicine, and shelter. Donate, and be a part of the team that is helping to alleviate the misery of these people.


Why We Are Able to Be Effective with Our Help

We are a member of the international Integral Alliance, which is involved in humanitarian activities around the world. In this way, 23 members from 14 countries work in 85 places around the world. Thanks to coordination and knowledge of the situation in the given country, this aid is fast and effective.


How Are We and Our Partners Helping, Thanks to You

Nutrition and Health
Food shortages caused a 65% increase in prices in a just few weeks. We are distributing food supplies in the most affected regions. Thus, we are reducing the number of malnourished children.

Voda a hygiena
odborne WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene). Ľudí v Jemene trápia infekčné choroby, hlavne cholera, ktorá sa prenáša znečistenou vodou. V niektorých regiónoch zaznamenali už jej tretiu vlnu. Pomáhame tým, že zastavujeme šírenie chorôb poskytovaním pitnej vody a stavaním bezpečných studní. V roku 2018 sa podarilo obnoviť 31 vodných zdrojov, čím sa zabezpečí pitná voda pre 120-tisíc Jemenčanov. Tiež sme prispeli na filtre na vodu pre 10-tisíc domácností.

Water and Sanitation
Or WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene). People in Yemen suffer from infectious diseases, especially cholera, which is transmitted through dirty water. In some regions, they have already registered a third wave. We are helping to stop the spread of the disease by providing drinking water and building safe wells. In 2018, 31 water resources were restored, providing drinking water for 120,000 people of Yemen. We also contributed towards providing water filters for 10,000 households.

A safe space to live in is an important part of human survival and dignity. We provide material aid for households for the people affected by the crisis, such as cooking utensils, water containers, cleaning and hygiene products, and more.



Ivana Čorbová Climate and Humanitarian Projects Coordinator
Ivana coordinates the Integra Foundation’s humanitarian and climate projects. She is in contact with our partners and provides up-to-date information from the field about our activities, through which we help people affected by wars or natural disasters. Ivana also communicates with organizations such as SlovakAid in Slovakia, Ambrela - Platform for Development Organizations, or the international Integral Alliance and its members.

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