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Yemen

Why are we in Yemen? Nearly a decade of war and conflict has escalated civilian suffering, forcing people into unsustainable living conditions largely dependent on humanitarian intervention. Concern launched an official programme in Yemen in 2024 designed to meet the most urgent needs of the most vulnerable people. 

A decade of conflict has left over 18 million people in need of assistance

For nearly 10 years, the Yemeni Civil War has escalated unemployment, hunger, and insecurity for civilians, leaving nearly 80% of the country’s population below the poverty line and more than 55% in need of some form of humanitarian assistance — some 18.2 million people. The destabilising effects of this have triggered a hunger crisis affecting 17 million people, with 5 million children under the age of five in need of treatment for acute malnutrition. 

The protracted crisis has also created an endemic situation of forced displacement, with 4.5 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs), most of whom have been forced to flee multiple times. Living conditions have quickly worsened for many: 49% of the population lacks access to clean water, and only 50% have access to functioning health facilities. 

Latest achievements

One

Healthcare

We have facilitated access to healthcare for 10,446 people, including 294 children under the age of five who were treated for diarrhoea and 146 who were treated for acute malnutrition.

Two

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Three

Hygiene Kits

A mother and her children arrive on their donkey cart to collect a cholera kit from Concern. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
A mother and her children arrive on their donkey cart to collect a cholera kit from Concern. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
A child on his father's back returning to their camp with their cholera kit. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
A child on his father's back returning to their camp with their cholera kit. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
A mother and her children receive a cholera kit from Concern. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
A mother and her children receive a cholera kit from Concern. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
Vaccination according to National EPI schedule in Al Meshqafa IDP camp, Lahij Governorate. (Photo: Concern Worldwide)
Vaccination according to National EPI schedule in Al Meshqafa IDP camp, Lahij Governorate. (Photo: Concern Worldwide)
Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) started their work in Lahij Governorate, delivering health/nutrition awareness sessions and supporting necessary referrals to the nearest health facilities. (Photo: Concern Worldwide)
Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) started their work in Lahij Governorate, delivering health/nutrition awareness sessions and supporting necessary referrals to the nearest health facilities. (Photo: Concern Worldwide)
An IDP site in Yemen. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)
An IDP site in Yemen. (Photo: Ammar Khalaf / Concern Worldwide)

How we're helping in Yemen

We are working to meet humanitarian needs in Yemen with programmes focusing on health and nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

Health & Nutrition
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)

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