The Yemeni Civil War has been ongoing since 2015. While official numbers suggest over 5,000 civilian deaths as a result of the fighting, current estimates predict that over 24 million people are in acute need of humanitarian aid. In Yemen, a child under the age of 5 dies every 10 minutes from a preventable cause, and medical and humanitarian assistance to the region has been limited by ongoing conflict.
In January of 2019, GRM put a small team on the ground in Aden, Yemen to start evaluating and assisting in the humanitarian crisis taking place. During our time there we specifically identified the area of Duriyhami, a desert region south of Al Hudaydah, the port city which brings in over 90% of the countries food resources. Population estimates in the area suggest that over 20,000 people here are struggling with access to food, water and basic healthcare, and in the event that fighting breaks out in Hudaydah the population is likely to grow exponentially. GRM has proposed setting up a field medical center, capable of providing local people with access to primary healthcare, emergency and trauma medicine, obstetric and gynecologic services, as well as a nutrition and education center to help address the lack of services. Funding for this project is currently pending. To learn more about our efforts in Yemen, or to inquire about how you can support this effort further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have already had a team present on the ground in Aden and surrounding areas to assess the current situation in Yemen and start providing initial care. We are looking forward to returning and setting up a field medical center.
Nearly 24 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance. Please reach out to learn more about how you can support our efforts.