SANA’A, Yemen (May 15, 2017) —The global poverty-fighting organization CARE is alarmed by the increase in reported cases and deaths resulting from a cholera and an acute watery diarrhea, or AWD outbreak in Yemen. According to the World Health Organization, 51 people are estimate
CARE has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, in projects that work towards reducing poverty. These have evolved from basic relief efforts and reconstruction after the civil war in 1994, to long-term projects.
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, natural resource management, emergency response and relief assistance to refugees.
In addition, CARE is working in Yemen to help refugees fleeing violence in Syria.
SANAA, Yemen—(April 21, 2017)-- Ahead of the ‘High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen’ in Geneva on April 25, CARE asks international governments to urgently scale up financial support for millions of people on the brink of famine in Yemen.
In an interview with CNN International, Lex Kassenberg, CARE's emergency and humanitarian director, described famine conditions tightening their grip in four separate countries, the humanitarian response and foreign assistance cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.
Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria are urgently in need of food assistance. With over 20 million people on the verge of famine, CNN included links to organizations like CARE for readers to make monetary donations.
The New York Times, Women in the World: Bushra Aldukhainah, a humanitarian coordinator for CARE, tells of the forgotten war in Yemen
Bushra Aldukhainah, a humanitarian coordinator for CARE Yemen, shares her personal tale about the war’s toll on Yemenis. Like Aldukhainah, millions have fled their homes with little hope of returning. One city has been totally destroyed.
CARE CEO Michelle Nunn recently told Atlanta’s NPR station the President Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration would jeopardize the international relief organization’s efforts to save and protect refugees from nations like Syria.
Yemen is one of the worst countries in the world for women and girls, but since the war arrived in March 2015, the roles of women have seen a dramatic shift. Now many mothers and daughters walk to the mountainous scrub to gather wood, which they turn into charcoal and sell.
Action Contre La Faim, ADRA, CARE, Danish Refugee Council, Intersos, Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Relief Germany, as INGOs operating in Yemen, welcome the recent announcement by the UN’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Mr.