The world is being ravaged by issues like the COVID-19 pandemic and disasters such as the one in Lebanon. And those stories have been filling our news feeds recently, as they should. But it's the stories that aren't covered that need to be shared. Yemen has been bound by hardships over the past six years and it hasn't made headlines since 2016. It started with a war that devastated, and continues to devastate, all of its civilians. They have suffered famine and a cholera outbreak all within the same 6 years. Yemen has the greatest number of individuals who face acute food insecurity with 15.9 million citizens in this situation. 22 million of the 28 million people, or 78.5% of the country, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Altogether, the United Nations deemed the Yemeni Crisis to be the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. This includes 11 MILLION children. This figure is astonishing. Since there is not enough awareness in the world regarding this subject, I want to spread awareness and raise funds for the crisis that is inflicting pain upon this nation.
At the beginning of 2020, the nation also had to deal with COVID-19, just like the rest of the world. To have to deal with yet another problem is causing an already miserable situation to be dire. Even if they don’t have the most number of COVID-19 cases, Yemenis don’t have adequate health care or necessities to survive during these harsh times. Furthermore, the pandemic has stopped the flow of funding to Yemen to fund Coronavirus relief in other parts of the world.
I have been recently sitting at home bored and complaining about my life in quarantine the past few months when I have access to food, water, housing, and medical care whenever I need it. Many kids don’t have the luxuries I have, and I can barely comprehend what it must be to be a child in Yemen right now. Since there is little I can do to change the social and political distress for those children, I would like to help regain even a small portion of the funding they have lost to COVID. Therefore I am working with UNICEF UNITE to aid the Yemeni children in need. If this cause resonates with you, please make a generous donation to help those kids who deserve better. All children are created equal.
I’ve also created an Instagram page that spreads awareness on social issues. Follow it for updates:) @oneg1ft.
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