Note: The DEC is closely monitoring the severe Covid-19 epidemic now underway in Yemen. Nine DEC member charities are currently responding and have open appeals for Yemen. You can find out more and donate via the links below: 


The DEC launched its appeal in December 2016 after Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, had been plunged into a deeper crisis with the onset of a civil war in March 2015.

When the appeal was launched, the economy and health services had collapsed, leaving 7 million people not knowing where their next meal was coming from and children dying of malnutrition. The country was then hit with the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with more than half of the suspected cases children.

DEC fundraising has now closed. Our appeal raised £30 million, including £5 million in Aid Match from the UK Government, to be spent until December 2018.

Despite the ongoing conflict, which makes it difficult to reach some parts of the country, DEC charities have been able to get food, clean water, cash and medical treatment to people living in some of the hardest-hit areas. In total, DEC charities reached almost 1.4 million people in the first six months of the response. 

For more information, read the full Yemen Crisis Appeal Final Report.

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