Millions of children in Yemen are in danger

October 9, 2018

There is a major humanitarian crisis in Yemen right now. The destructive conflict has caused a dire shortage of medical supplies, food and water, all of which are urgently needed by children and their families.

Since the start of the conflict in Yemen, on average, 5 children have been maimed or killed every single day. Horrifically, there is no place left in Yemen which can be said to be completely safe for children.

In spite of the dangers, UNICEF is doing whatever possible to save and protect the children.

Since the crisis started, millions of children have been provided with vital life-saving supplies by UNICEF. This includes safe potable water, emergency food and essential healthcare supplies.

In 2017 alone, UNICEF provided vaccinations against polio to around 4.8 million children in Yemen. Access to potable water was ensured for approximately 6 million people. At the same time, UNICEF provided treatments for severe cases of acute malnutrition to 227,000 children.

In fact, one child, at least, dies every 10 minutes in the war-torn Yemen because of preventable diseases and malnutrition. Malnutrition in the country has reached record levels. Hundreds of thousands of kids are suffering from severe cases of malnutrition. As such, they are in urgent need of food if they are to survive.