Let’s Talk about Yemen. It’s currently the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, and yet the world is completely silent!
More than 24 million Yemenis, that's 80% of the population, are in need of assistance.
With the chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the virus has spread worldwide. However, the UN Refugee Agency has stated that "The Coronavirus may be the straw which breaks the camel's back in Yemen".
The past five years of intense conflict between Government forces and Houthi rebels have not only left tens of thousands dead or injured, but also destroyed half of the health facilities.
18% of districts have no doctors; Yemen needs our help more than ever.
BCT is continuing to support Yemen by pledging £16,000 ($20,000) per month, providing relief through distributing Baby Milk, Food Parcels and Cholera Vaccines.
The ‘2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview For Yemen report’ shows that 14.3 million people are classified as being in acute need, with around 3.2 million requiring treatment for acute malnutrition; that includes two million children under-five, and more than one million pregnant and lactating women.
The UN agency data shows that a total of 17.8 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation, and 19.7 million lack access to adequate healthcare. Poor sanitation and waterborne diseases including cholera, left hundreds of thousands of people ill last year.
BCT’s Yemen Cholera Appeal has already helped vaccinate a portion of the close to a million affected Yemeni people, the majority of whom are children. The Cholera outbreak has been described as the largest and fastest spreading in modern history, after WHO reported in October; 815,000 suspected cases and 2,156 deaths in Yemen.
£13 will feed a baby with formula for 6 weeks,
£8 pays for a cholera vaccine.
£30 for a months family food parcel
£70 supports a widow and her orphans with food and other necessities for a month
To donate towards the BCT Yemen Appeal, Please click here and ensure you quote "Yemen2020" in your description.