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Yemen Crisis Appeal

The crisis in Yemen has left millions in desperate need of life-saving aid, including 1.65 million older people. Without it, they could starve to death or die from treatable illnesses.

Please give today, and help some of the most vulnerable and forgotten people caught in the Yemen Crisis.

Your donation could...


  • buy diabetes medicine for 2 older people
  • treat 32 people at one of our mobile clinics
  • buy clean water for 2 families for 3 months
  • Any amount you can give will help someone in desperate need

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The situation in Yemen

  • This is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises
  • 21 million people are in desperate need of life-saving aid
  • Yemen is the Middle East’s poorest country

Some towns and cities, including the capital Sana’a, have not had enough electricity or water for more than a year. Businesses have had to close, making it difficult for people to get even basic supplies.

The price of food is spiralling out of control due to shortages and many families have had to use their life's savings just to survive.

Older people in Yemen are extremely vulnerable

Unable to flee the bombing, ignored and neglected, 1.65 million older people are among the most vulnerable.

They desperately need food, water and life-saving healthcare. Older people with chronic illnesses – who rely on daily medication - are particularly at risk.

Older people need help now. Without it, they could starve to death or die from treatable illnesses.

Why support Age International?

With food running out, and hundreds of hospitals demolished - older people in Yemen urgently need your help.

Age International and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal before Christmas to help older people, and we need your continued support as the conflict rages on.

Older people are suffering from a shortage of food and a lack of healthcare. Through local partners we are providing mobile medical units – hospitals on wheels – and transporting doctors, nurses and medical provisions to remote areas.

We are treating nearly 50 patients a day and referring anyone with acute malnutrition for specialist care. With your support, we can reach greater numbers of vulnerable older people.

Age International provides life-saving emergency aid which has been specifically designed for vulnerable older people.

Any income not spent 12 months after the appeal launch will be allocated to our Emergency Response Fund, so we can assist older people affected by future emergencies.