As a result of war, economic decline, cholera, COVID-19, and a shortage of funding for humanitarian aid organizations, Yemen is facing the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world. 24 million people require urgent humanitarian assistance, 12.3 million of whom are children. 80% of the population of Yemen is in need of humanitarian aid and UNICEF estimates that half of the children under the age of five (2.3 million) will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021.
Brett and I are pledging $20,000 to Save the Children's Yemen Relief Fund and I hope that you will join us by giving generously to ease the tremendous suffering in Yemen. It may seem like a world away, but these are families and children just like our own, who are suffering because of a lack of resources that we are able to provide. I know that we all have our own worries and burdens, but this is a need that those of us with means cannot ignore. I believe that this is exactly what Jesus meant when he said to love our neighbors as ourselves. Yemen needs our love right now.
We've chosen Save the Children because this is an organization that Brett and I already support monthly and we believe in the work they are doing to save children around the world. Save the Children is also one of the longest standing aid organizations in Yemen and are already on the ground working to help the Yemenis. But they cannot do it without financial support. We are inviting you to partner with this excellent organization and be a part of their life-saving work.
Thank you so much for donating and using your money to help the people of Yemen.
“As the world’s attention focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic I fear the children of Yemen will be all but forgotten. Despite our own preoccupations right now, we all have a responsibility to act and help the children of Yemen. They have the same rights of any child, anywhere." Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNICEF Representative to Yemen.
“The increasing number of children going hungry in Yemen should shock us all into action,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “More children will die with every day that passes without action. Humanitarian organizations need urgent predictable resources and unhindered access to communities on the ground to be able to save lives.”