JMU UNICEF Club is trying to raise as much money as possible for the children in Yemen facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis!24 million people (80% of Yemen’s population) are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 12 million children 2 million children under the age of 5 are suffering from malnutrition while 7.8 million are out of school COVID-19 has increased the need for assistance especially in providing clean water and sanitation 3.6 million people are internally displaced A child dies every 10 minutes from a preventable disease; 37% of children under the age of 1 are not completely vaccinated 10.2 million children have no access to basic healthcare
Due to the chaos inflicted by the civil war, al-Qaeda and ISIS have established their own strongholds. The Saudi coalition has tightened its blockade on Yemen, leading to an increase in food insecurity. A southern separatist movement (backed by the U.A.E.) has entered the ring, calling themselves the southern transitional council (STC). Due to the coronavirus, Saudi declared a cease-fire, but the Houthis have not accepted it and demand a lift of the blockade.
UNICEF is committed to aiding and providing relief for Yemenis women and children. JMU UNICEF is currently fundraising in support of UNICEF's projects in Yemen. All donations will be forwarded to UNICEF.
All information in this post is attributed to bbc.com and unicef.org.