In December 2016 we responded to an emergency appeal for clean water provision in Yemen, where years of internal conflict have taken its toll on the population. With 3.2 million people now internally displaced and over 60% of the population reliant on aid, war-torn Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.
£50,000 invested to date
Hajjah, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen
Hodeidah, Al Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen
'Amran Governorate, Yemen
Taizz, Taizz Governorate, Yemen
13,333 lives changed
Fathi Ali is a 42-year-old teacher and father of five, living in Khamir City in Amran Governorate. Like many other families, they were suffering from the lack of water in the city. Those without a proper source of income were in dire need.
Fathi’s wife and daughters used to walk under the sun for a long distance to the well, carrying 20 litres of water on their heads up to four times a day. When his wife was pregnant or sick, he was forced to buy water from trucks.
As water is now available in their house, Fathi’s daughters can finally go to school instead of walking to collect water every day.
The fighting is a result of a political conflict between the Houthis-Shia rebels loyal to ex-President Saleh – and mostly Sunni militias loyal to the current President Hadi. Hadi is supported by Saudi Arabia who, along with its allies, has launched brutal air strikes against the Houthi rebels.
18.8 million people are now in desperate need of help, lacking access to food, safe drinking water and sanitation. We are working with one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies to provide clean drinking water to over 13,000 people during the crisis by repairing broken water systems in Hajjah, Hodeidah, Amran and Taiz City.