Yemen

CARE has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, in projects that work towards reducing poverty. CARE’s work in Yemen has a common focus on community self-help and women’s empowerment, including women’s literacy, water management, capacity building of local organizations, emergency response, and relief assistance to refugees. 

In addition, CARE is working in Yemen to help refugees fleeing violence in Syria.

8/29/17

The New York Times: The photos the U.S. and Saudi Arabia don't want you to see

Michelle Nunn, CARE's president and CEO, was quoted in a column by the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. “The situation in Yemen is a disgrace that brings shame to our global community,”  Nunn said.

8/9/17

Closure of Sana’a airport: One year of aggravated suffering

SANA’A (August 9, 2017) —International aid organizations in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International.

7/19/17

ABC World News Tonight: Charity groups unite to tackle hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa

CARE is one of eight U.S. based international aid organizations to launch a first-ever joint appeal called the Hunger Relief Fund to raise money to stop looming famine and hunger in parts of Africa and Yemen. "In the 21st century, innocent children should not be dying from hunger.

7/17/17

CBS46.com: Actor George Clooney, Atlanta-based group lend voices to hunger relief campaign

CARE and actor George Clooney joined forces with other aid organizations to raise funds and awareness for the newly created Hunger Relief Fund.

7/14/17

CNN.com: Charities join forces to #fightfamine

CARE joined with seven other organizations in a first-of-its-kind fundraising appeal for the 20 million people on the brink of starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 12-year-old Bushra Abdullah

Bushra Abdullah and her family came to Hajja city, Yemen in search of a better life after being displaced from their home in Alwasha district due to the country’s conflict. Yemen is also facing a cholera outbreak that is compounding the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 7-month-old Hatem Hayel

Seven-month-old Hatem waits to have the tube from the rehydration kit used to treat him for cholera removed. His little hand cannot take it any more.  But the hospital where he was brought to receive treatment is crowded with new cases of infection arriving by the minute.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 10-year-old Mustafa Mohammed

Ten-year-old Mustafa was admitted to the cholera isolation center at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen, in critical condition. His parents had hoped that the infection would clear by itself and delayed bringing Mustafa to the hospital.

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