When Maryam leaves her home in Yemen at 7 o’clock in the morning to fetch water, she waves at her friends who go to the school just next to her house. While walking for hours every day she dreams about one day becoming a teacher. Like 2 million children in Yemen she cannot go to school.
“I sold all the house assets so that I can afford to pay the rent and to feed my children," says 35-year-old Asala. The mother of four children had to leave her home and now lives in Amran in western central. The family fled their village after their house was destroyed by an airstrike.
Hamamah, 45, was displaced with her three daughters from Razah in Amran. They struggle to find enough food on daily bases.
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.
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.
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.
CARE and actor George Clooney joined forces with other aid organizations to raise funds and awareness for the newly created Hunger Relief Fund.