Yemen remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Around 23.4 million people need humanitarian assistance.



More than 4 million people have been internally displaced, and over 3 million have been forced to flee the country. 16.2 million Yemenis suffer from hunger, including 5 million people on the brink of famine. Urgent action is needed to prevent the crisis from worsening. Given the escalating crisis in Yemen, we recognised the urgent need to assist those ravaged by war, famine and disease.

Over the past two years, we have actively engaged in Yemen, aiming to expand our efforts further into the North and reach overlooked areas in the South.



In War-Torn Yemen, Nearly 24 Million Need Humanitarian Aid


A Deadly Famine Is Looming & Cholera Remains A Threat

For seven years the war in Yemen has trapped families in a brutal cycle of starvation and sickness. Tens of thousands have been killed and two million displaced. The United Nations have warned that food scarcity in Yemen could lead to the worst famine in 100 years. A child dies every 10 minutes from malnutrition and other preventable diseases.

The country has faced the worst famine in a century, widespread cholera, and the most urgent humanitarian crisis in the world. With only half the medical facilities operation the people of Yemen urgently need support.

We have recently distributed 362 food baskets to some of the most vulnerable families in Yemen in Zi Mar, Sana'a, Amanit Al Asima, Lahj, Aden and Abyan governorate helping over 1,810 people. We also provided Qurbani meat to 1,800 vulnerable households in addition to food packs to 50 households.

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Providing health, nutrition, water and sanitation services.

Delivering essential drugs and medical supplies to hospitals.

Training health staff on cholera treament.

Calling for a country-wide ceasefire and calling on the international community to help achieve a lasting peace.

Yemen Food Projects

In Yemen, 16.2 million people are food insecure. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world. Over 2 million children under 5 years old are predicted to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 (WHO).

In 2021 AFH provided food parcels to 25,346 beneficiaries in Yemen. During Ramadan 2022, AFH will provide food parcels to the vulnerable families in Yemen aiming to secure the urgent food needs of vulnerable families in Taiz governorate. The project will secure the food needs of vulnerable families with rations for one month to alleviate their urgent needs for food. 

No child should go hungry. No parent should have to watch their child starve. You can feed a family for a month for £65.



In Aden and the southern region, fishermen have been gradually facing greater challenges to feed their families from their only source of income, fishing. The ongoing conflict has reduced the capacity of the community to buy fish and similar products and added to the lack of public services and government support. The fishing sector is usually dominated by larger fishing companies that have no regard for overfishing. The practice of commercial and non-commercial fishing on large scale has continued to deplete the fishery by catching so many adult fish that not enough remain to breed and replenish the population as timely as before.

With support from our donors, AFH aims to improve the food security and resilience of approximately 3,000 people (400 households) for the most vulnerable groups in Aden governorate by focusing on restoring their critical means of income generation and livelihood. The project will provide emergency grants that cover lost or degraded fishing equipment for head-of-household fishermen, who as a result of worsened conditions, have either lost their means of generating income or experienced a drastic impact on their food security and livelihood. The grants will restore the minimum capacity for the target families to allow them to reach better food consumption scores and improve coping mechanisms.



Honey is considered a miraculous medicine, and culturally, honey is a necessary part of the diet. Yemeni honey has antibacterial properties and an excellent reputation for being medicinal. Wholesale traders collect honey from small producers and repackage it for markets in the urban centres or export it to neighbouring countries in the Arabia peninsula and Africa. People of this trade have not been able to continue even minimal levels of production due to the significantly increased prices of honey equipment and the deteriorated conditions of the country. This is in addition to many of these families being displaced or facing challenging circumstances to meet their essential expenses like food and medicine, which in turn has forced them to sell their equipment or lose the capacity to maintain them – leading to their demise.

With support from our donors, AFH will assist over 500 heads of household by immediately restoring their means of livelihood which includes the necessary equipment (beehives, livestock, etc.) and provide the needed training to build their resilience.



Due to the severe economic conditions in Yemen, most families have lost access to basic income-generating and livelihood projects that used to cover their minimum standard of dignified living. The steep fall of the local currency and the collapsed economic conditions made families extremely vulnerable and highly dependent on humanitarian assistance. They remain also unable to meet their basic needs like food, medicines and education.

The Livelihoods Restoration project will help families restart their means of income generation and previous livelihood activities to re-launch small-scale business enterprises. With support from our donors, AFH will assist more than 500 families in some of Yemen’s most impoverished areas like Aden, Taiz, Abyan, Lahj and Aldhale’e by providing assets and cash vouchers along with the necessary business training to ensure these families can retain and improve the provided grants.



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