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Just a few days ago, the hospital in the port city of Hodeidah was attacked and many staff fled – leaving the population without desperately needed medical care. We have to help those suffering in Yemen.
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Penny Appeal in Yemen
Penny Appeal is supporting medical centres in the area, providing medical care and relief to the over-burdened hospitals, who lack the trained staff and supplies to treat this recent influx of wounded and sick.
This medical aid is vital saving the lives of these displaced peoples, who through no fault of their own have become casualties of a war they did not start.
Starvation and death in
Due to years of ongoing war, at least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and millions more are displaced. With continued attacks and outbreaks of cholera alongside severe malnutrition, the people of Yemen are in urgent need of healthcare and medicine.
Penny Appeal has been working inside Yemen to provide life-saving food and critical medical support.
Feeding those in Need
Yemen's Cholera Outbreak
Save the lives of those affected by the world's worst cholera outbreak
According to the UN, Yemen is facing the world's worst cholera outbreak in recent years. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated as many as 300,000 people have been infected since August 2017 and over 1,300 people have already died since the onset of the epidemic.
Now we need your help to provide the much needed medical treatment and essential aid for those in need
Yemen and Cholera
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Children are dying from malnutrition due to food and water shortages, and with a severe lack of medical provisions, parent's are facing the horrifying decision of which child to feed. The youngest are being hit the hardest; there are claims that a child under the age of five is dying every five minutes.
With the rapidly increasing outbreak of Cholera - a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through contaminated food or water - and a lack of clean water supplies, thousands of more cases can be expected. Affecting both adults and children, it can kill within hours if untreated.
The need for medical treatment is overwhelming; Cholera medicines are available locally, but the Ministry of Health (MOH) doesn't have the resources to purchase these from private companies, so are unable to make them widely available or free of cost for those in need.
This humanitarian catastrophe extends beyond just food and illness; the internal conflict has led to a freeze of salaries, soaring of fuel prices, and doctors who can't afford to go to the hospital to treat the citizens.
These people cannot wait any longer - they need your support, right now.
According to the UN, £1.7 billion is needed to prevent the famine in Yemen.
Please donate to Yemen what you can today to help make a difference and save a life.