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Age International has launched an appeal, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help older people caught up in the crisis in Yemen.

As the conflict in Yemen rages on, 1.65 million older people are at risk. Unable to flee the bombing, ignored and neglected - they desperately need food, safe clean water and life-saving healthcare.

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This is one of the world’s worst – and least reported – humanitarian crises. Older people need help now. Without it, they could starve to death or die from treatable illnesses.

Older people in Yemen

1.65 million older people in Yemen are at risk.

Healthcare is a serious issue; hospitals have been damaged or destroyed by the conflict, doctors and nurses have been injured and killed. Older people with chronic illnesses – who rely on life-saving medication every day - are particularly at risk.

Age International media contact

For further information on our appeal and work with the DEC, please contact our media team.

Media contact: Sara Guy
Telephone: 020 3033 1466

Rod Waddington/CC BY

Yemen needs our help

This is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Millions are are in desperate need. Will you help today?

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This page was published on 12 December 2016

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