The war in Yemen has been raging for four years, leaving the country in the grips of the world's largest humanitarian crisis. Children are paying the heaviest price. They are facing attacks on their homes and schools, disease and hunger.
When they are not being bombed in their homes and schools, they are at risk of dying from entirely preventable causes – hunger, or treatable illnesses and diseases.
With fighting escalating in the port city of Hodeidah – the country's main gateway for food, fuel and humanitarian supplies – millions more could face starvation. Yemen is on the brink of the world's worst famine in 100 years.
As one of the largest organisations on the ground, we are working tirelessly to meet children's needs – as well as lobbying governments and politicians – to help save lives and protect futures for children in Yemen. We're delivering psychosocial support to help children come to terms with the horrors they've experienced. We've established Child Friendly Spaces – safe spaces where children can learn, play, and begin the long journey to recovery.
We've also set up temporary learning spaces so children don't miss out on an education, and distributing essential school supplies like books, pens and teaching materials, so children have everything they need to continue their learning.
And, with our Emergency Health Unit, we're treating sick and injured children, responding to deadly disease outbreaks such as cholera and diphtheria
Eight-year-old Razan*, was fleeing violence with her family during an airstrike in Hodeidah, when she was hit by shrapnel. Her eye became seriously damaged and she risked losing her sight.
Razan injuries remained untreated for five days, because her family was unable to afford the cost of transportation to a special hospital.
When our team discovered Razan's situation, we helped arrange two emergency surgeries that helped save Razan's sight. We also provided Razan with psychosocial support to help her come to terms with her experiences.
"I'm happy, I'm not going back to the hospital and I'm happy that I'm alive."
Please donate to our Yemen Crisis Appeal to help children like Razan.