Starving Children in Yemen
85,000 Children Have Starved to Death in Yemen
According to data compiled by the United Nations, as many as 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 have starved to death in the last three years.
85,000 is too large a number to comprehend; but each of these 85,000 children had a life.
Each child had a mother, a father, a family.
Each child had a laugh; not heard often enough.
Each child had a future; torn away from them by famine and war.
The worst famine in the world
The UN warns that Yemen is facing the worst famine the world has seen in 100 years, and that 14 million more people risk starvation. Starving children in Yemen under the age of 5 are most at risk, as they are not fully developed and are unable to survive without proper nourishment.
The UN has also named the situation in Yemen ‘the worst humanitarian crisis of our time’.
You can help starving children in Yemen
The news of so many tens of thousands of starving children in Yemen is heart-breaking; but you can make a difference.
Penny Appeal have been working in Yemen since 2014, providing emergency food, water and medical aid to the people most affected by famine and war.
Donate £50, and you could provide food for a family, for a whole month.
Donate £200, and you could provide urgent medical care for starving children in Yemen, who are suffering from acute malnutrition.
No more children should have to pay the price of war.
No more children should have to die.
Donate now; save Yemeni children’s lives today.
FRIDAY 30 NOV 2018