Yemen: Joint INGO Message On Funding

In Yemen, 80% of the population is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance

Since the escalation of conflict in Yemen almost 4 years ago, the humanitarian needs have increased drastically

Yemen is closer to famine than ever before and over 50% of the population is severely food insecure. Current estimates show that around quarter of a million people are living in famine-like conditions.

Alongside numerous national and international humanitarian organizations, Doctors of the World is working tirelessly to address the needs of the Yemeni population despite significant security concerns, access restrictions and other bureaucratic impediments.

At the 2019 High-Level Pledging Event for Yemen, we urged donors to increase funding to specific sectors such as protection, reproductive health, and mental health.

Above all, we urged the international community to support measures that protect Yemeni civilians, to demand accountability for violations and disregard for the laws of war, along with peace negotiations and to pressure their allies to find a peaceful political solution to the conflict in Yemen.

Download and read our full statement below.

Download Our Joint Statement

Co-signed by organizations such as Oxfam, CARE, Save The Children, and the International Rescue Committee.