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Yemen Crisis Appeal

Please help respond to the very urgent needs of older people in Yemen.

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

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

The situation in Yemen

  • This is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises
  • 14 million people currently depend entirely on international aid for their survival
  • Yemen is the Middle East’s poorest country

Three years of war and a collapsing currency has meant food prices have soared, leaving a desperately poor population unable to buy food.

There is also a lack of clean water, putting people, including older people, at risk of cholera.

Older people in Yemen are extremely vulnerable

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

Without help, older people could starve to death or die from treatable illnesses.

Please help by making a gift today.

Please donate

 

  • could buy diabetes medicine for 2 older people
  • could treat 32 people at one of our mobile clinics
  • could buy clean water for 2 families for 3 months

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Why support Age International?

Age International is currently working with partners in Yemen to urgently assess the need, identify those most vulnerable older people and respond with what they need.

Age International provides life-saving emergency aid, specifically designed for vulnerable older people.



    Sources:
  • https://www.indexmundi.com/yemen/demographics_profile.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/16/enormity-yemen-famine-initially-underestimated
  • http://www.helpage.org/newsroom/press-room/press-releases/older-peoples-lives-at-risk-as-war-in-yemen-leaves-them-struggling-for-food-income-and-medication/

Yemen Crisis
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