Clean Water for Families in Yemen

by David McAntony Gibson Foundation
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen
Clean Water for Families in Yemen

Over 21 million people will require humanitarian assistance in 2023. Years of conflict have exacerbated coping mechanisms and halted development gains seen in the years preceeding the war. 81% of Yemenis now live below the poverty line and the availability of resources to support affected people is not increasing. 

GlobalMedic is responding. Lifesaving aid is in high demand in Yemen, which is why GlobalMedic has sent both Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to affected families. These forms of aid provide displaced Yemenis with lifesaving items. 

Family Emergency Kits are a portable, easy-to-use water purification system. No matter the water purification system included, it provides families with clean drinking water in their own homes. Access to clean drinking water is disrupted during conflict as infrastructure is damaged and pollutants find their way into water sources increasing the risk of waterborne illness. Family Emergency Kits provide a simple solution to families, and one that can easily travel with them if they have to relocate. GlobalMedic includes basic hygiene items in these kits as well. These items promote good hygiene practices, decreasing the risk of communicable disease such as COVID-19. 

Emergency Food Kits are made with the end consumer in mind, comprised of culturally appropriate pantry staples. Items such as lentils, chickpeas and rice are included in the kits distributed in Yemen. The number of individuals facing severe food insecurity in Yemen continues to grow, increasing the need for food aid. Pantry staples are nutrient dense and filling, making them a critical part of meals. 

While the need is still high, GlobalMedic will continue responding. All donations towards this project go towards providing Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to families in Yemen.

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Yemen remains one of the worst humanitarian crises across the globe. After eight years of war, infrastructure has been ruined and access to basic necessities is nearly impossible. The groups at war have continued to target civilians, causing staggering numbers of casualties. Well over half of the population is facing food insecurity at the crisis level. The pandemic has only furthered this issue, with supply chain disruptions and decreased funding to respond. Over 20 million individuals are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. 

GlobalMedic is responding. Lifesaving aid is in high demand in Yemen, which is why GlobalMedic has sent both Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to affected families. These forms of aid provide displaced Yemenis with lifesaving items. 

Family Emergency Kits are a portable, easy-to-use water purification system. No matter the water purification system included, it provides families with clean drinking water in their own homes. Access to clean drinking water is disrupted during conflict as infrastructure is damaged and pollutants find their way into water sources increasing the risk of waterborne illness. Family Emergency Kits provide a simple solution to families, and one that can easily travel with them if they have to relocate. GlobalMedic includes basic hygiene items in these kits as well. These items promote good hygiene practices, decreasing the risk of communicable disease such as COVID-19. 

Emergency Food Kits are made with the end consumer in mind, comprised of culturally appropriate pantry staples. Items such as lentils, chickpeas and rice are included in the kits distributed in Yemen. The number of individuals facing severe food insecurity in Yemen continues to grow, increasing the need for food aid. Pantry staples are nutrient dense and filling, making them a critical part of meals. 

While the need is still high, GlobalMedic will continue responding. All donations towards this project go towards providing Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to families in Yemen. 

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As so often occurs, when new emergencies emerge in the world there is a tendancy to forget about the ongoing humanitarian crises still plaguing many countries. More than seven years of conflict in Yemen has caused total disruption of the country, displacing more than 4 million people and leaving 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Yemen remains one of the world's largest humanitarian crises and aid operations remain critical to ensuring affected families are supported.

GlobalMedic is continuing our response in Yemen providing access to clean drinking water, food assistance and personal protective equipment (PPE). Over the last few months we have distributed additional Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as providing PPE to medical centres to protect healthcare workers.

Family Emergency Kits consist primarily of a water purification solution. This can come in the form of a ceramic filter or purification powder sachets. These tools help ensure vulnerable familes have consistent access to clean drinking water, a resource that is so often disrupted when there is ongoing active conflict. Clean drinking water in the home means that families can avoid contracting water-bourne illnesses like cholera which Yemen has consistently seen massive waves of since 2017. In addition to providing a water purification solution, FEKs include other items like soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and solar lights.

Emergency Food Kits are developed to be specific to the communities in which they will be distributed. Items are picked which are familiar and that people will be happy to receive and eat. The Emergency Food Kits we distribute in Yemen consist of items like lentils, rice and chickpeas, all nutritious staples of the area. More than 17.4 million people in Yemen are acutely food insecure so it is important to continue food security programming to meet these needs.

Whether it is in the news cycle or not, GlobalMedic will continue to respond to the needs in Yemen. All donations to this project will go towards providing Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits to vulnerable families in Yemen.

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GlobalMedic is continuing to support families in Yemen who are living through one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. There are still more than 20 million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance. Food insecurity, lack of access to clean water, the ongoing cholera outbreak, and the damage to so much of the country's infrastructure have left families in an incredibly precarious situation.

It is vital that people continue to receive support in the health, water and sanitation sectors during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.

GlobalMedic has been continuing to distribute Family Emergency Kits in Yemen. Each kit contains a water purification solution. This is a key tool for families to ensure they have consistent access to safe, clean drinking water and are protected from contracting water-borne diseases. 

The FEKs also contain essential hygiene items like soap. Proper and frequent hand washing is one of the easiest and most important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and access to soap will allow families to take that step in protecting their health.

To help address food insecurity, we also pack and distribute Emergency Food Kits. These kits contain a mixture of dried pantry staples like rice, lentils and chickpeas. The kits are designed with the input of local partners to ensure the contents are both nutritious and culturally appropriate.

We just sent another sea container filled with Family Emergency Kits to support families affected by the ongoing conflict as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the process of distributing face masks and face shields to health centres to protect health care workers and patients.


All donations will continue to be used to provide urgently needed aid to families in need. Please consider a donation to support this response!

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GlobalMedic is continuing to support families in Yemen who are living through one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. There are still more than 20 million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance. Food insecurity, lack of access to clean water, the ongoing cholera outbreak, and the damage to so much of the country's infrastructure have left families in an incredibly precarious situation.

It is vital that people continue to receive support in the health, water and sanitation sectors during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.

GlobalMedic has been continuing to distribute Family Emergency Kits in Yemen. Each kit contains a water purification solution. This is a key tool for families to ensure they have consistent access to safe, clean drinking water and are protected from contracting water-borne diseases. 

The FEKs also contain essential hygiene items like soap. Proper and frequent hand washing is one of the easiest and most important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and access to soap will allow families to take that step in protecting their health.

To help address food insecurity, we also pack and distribute Emergency Food Kits. These kits contain a mixture of dried pantry staples like rice, lentils and chickpeas. The kits are designed with the input of local partners to ensure the contents are both nutritious and culturally appropriate.

We just send another sea container filled with Family Emergency Kits to support families affected by the ongoing conflict as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this summer we moved thousands of face shields which have since reached Yemen and are being distributed to health centres across the country to help protect health care workers and patients. We are also getting ready to move more than 1 million face masks to help with the COVID-19 response.

All donations will continue to be used to provide urgently needed aid to families in need. Please consider a donation to support this response!

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