Disease, starvation and war are causing a perfect storm of disaster for Yemen’s people. The region’s poorest country is on the verge of total collapse, and children are dying because they’re not able to access basic health care.” – Grant Pritchard, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director
Conflict and the worst drought in 70 years has left 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and northeast Nigeria in urgent need of food and water. Millions more in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Niger are also suffering and need help urgently.
The threat is unprecedented – right now, 20 million people are at risk of famine, and if no action is taken, an additional 10 million will face the same threat. Save the Children is on the ground providing emergency assistance – lifesaving food, water and medical care – to children and families who desperately need our help. But we can’t do it alone.
The time to act is now. We need your generous gift to combat hunger in Africa and Yemen and prevent more famine in Africa. Your 100% tax-deductible gift can help save those most vulnerable in this crisis: children.
If we don’t act now, the unthinkable will happen – many children will die.
Save the Children is on the ground now, providing lifesaving support to children and families in response to this devastating food crisis. Our priority is to reach children under age 5, who are less able to withstand malnutrition and are more susceptible to disease.
Our teams are screening children for malnutrition, running feeding programs and treating malnourished children in specialized health centers. We’re also providing clean water, addressing sanitation and hygiene to prevent diseases from spreading and providing support to families who’ve lost everything.Your continued support will allow Save the Children to reach more of the 20 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Thank you!