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.
Penny Appeal have been working in Yemen since 2014 providing emergency food, water and medical aid, following a severe famine in the area and a lack of resources due to the ongoing armed conflict.
Now we need your help to provide the much needed medical treatment and essential aid for those in need
The people of Yemen are in urgent need of immediate aid.
Since 2014, Penny Appeal have been delivering aid to hundreds of families affected by famine and conflict; this includes life-saving food packs, hot food provisions and further essential aid.
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.
Penny Appeal are supplying the much needed medical treatment for those affected thanks to your donations, but as more and more people are infected, the need for hospitalisation & hospital beds is increasing and the current capacity of hospitals beds and trained medical professionals just isn't enough.
These people cannot wait any longer - they need your support, right now.
Penny Appeal are able to provide emergency food, medicines, and hygiene kits in aid of the Yemeni civilians.
According to the UN, £1.7 billion is needed to prevent the famine in Yemen.
Please donate what you can today to help make a difference and save a life.