British Red Cross - Yemen Crisis Appeal

Yemen Crisis Appeal by the British Red Cross

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has devastated millions of people’s lives.

Right now, more than half the population don’t have enough food. Almost a quarter face starvation. Families are living with no water or electricity.

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Save the Children - Yemen Crisis - Donate Now

Yemen Crisis Appeal by Save the Children

This is the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

But not enough people have been talking about it.

Since March last year, brutal fighting has spread across almost all of Yemen.

A staggering 21 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid - that's 82% of the population.

Children are going hungry and thirsty - one third of children under 5 are severely malnourished, and in many parts of the country the water supply is turned on for just one hour every day.

The healthcare system has collapsed, meaning that children and their families can't get the vital care they desperately need.

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Care International - Yemen Emergency Appeal

Care International Yemen Emergency Appeal

Over 80% of Yemen’s population are in a desperate struggle for survival and need your help right now. The conflict has devastated the lives of children and their families, with so many now on the brink of starvation. Please donate now to provide emergency food and water.

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Unicef: Donate and help protect children in Yemen

Yemen Crisis appeal by UNICEF

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Yemen: The 'forgotten war' cloaked in the shadow of Syria

By Hakim Almasmari and Angela Dewan, for CNN

Sanaa (CNN)Dozens of schools and hospitals have been bombed. Foreign powers have carried out deadly airstrikes. Political chaos has created a vacuum for militant groups like ISIS to flourish and sieges have cut off rebel-held areas from desperately needed aid.

You might think this is a picture of war-torn Syria, but it is in fact Yemen, where a bloody civil war has created what the UN calls a "humanitarian catastrophe."

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(includes video)

UK Channel 4 News video on plight of Yemen's children

Channel 4 News Video

These are the desert graves of Yemen's displaced children.
Millions have fled their war torn homes and now many are stranded and malnourished in camps around the country.

Watch it here

One woman's lonely struggle against famine in Yemen

BBC article by Nawal al-Maghafi

After two years of war in Yemen and a Saudi-led blockade lasting 18 months millions of people are slowly starving - some are already dying for lack of food. One doctor in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah is doing all she can to save them.

In her 20 years as a doctor Ashwaq Muharram has never seen things so bad.

"I'm seeing the same thing I used to watch on TV when the famine unfolded in Somalia," she tells me. "I never thought I would see this in Yemen."

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Watch Starving Yemen on Our World at 21:30 BST, Saturday 24 September on the BBC News Channel - in the UK, you can catch up later on the BBC iPlayer

Watch it here (available until 25 October 2016)

Yemen: On the brink of starvation - BBC News

BBC news video by Nawal al-Maghafi

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From the Margin of Life into the Heart of War

This documentary, from Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, focuses one of several Saudi airstrikes that destroyed civilian homes and killed members of the "Muhammashin (Marginalized)" social class.

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Reuters - Malnutrition grows in war-ravaged Yemen

Reuters video, 21 September 2016

Malnutrition grows in war-ravaged Yemen

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A 10-year-old girl makes her pitch to Western powers for peace in Yemen

Article by Stephen Snyder for PRI

Yara is a 10-year-old girl living in Yemen's rebel-held capital city, Sanaa. The sound of fighter jets, rockets and bomb blasts have kept her awake at night since she was 8 and a half.

Recently, she decided it was time to do something. So she made a video.

“I don't want it to be my turn to die,” she says, in a message recorded in her bedroom on her mom’s cell phone. “I want to live all my life, I want to be a doctor, I want to be an engineer,” she tells the camera. "I want to grow up and be something important in this world.”

Yara encouraged her parents to share the video on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Within a week, it had been viewed more than 15,000 times.

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Watch her video here

BBC report about Yara