What is Students for Yemen?
Students for Yemen is a network and resource for individuals and student organizations dedicated to raising awareness, promoting education, and fundraising for the children of Yemen who are afflicted by atrocity. It is a volunteer-led initiative sponsored by the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) NextGen with UNICEF USA as its beneficiary. The project will launch with a social media campaign beginning on 9/17 which will culminate in an online fundraiser. After this week, Students for Yemen will be promoting Yemen related events and initiatives of organizations involved with Students for Yemen.
If you are interested in engaging your community with the Students for Yemen social media campaign or in receiving resources, support, and a platform for your Yemen-related event or initiative, please visit our website for all relevant details.
Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world with more than 24 million people in need of assistance including more than 12 million children. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the country has become a living hell for the country’s children.
With the rapid spread of COVID-19, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency. Sanitation and clean water are in short supply. Only half of health facilities are functioning, and lack basic equipment like masks and gloves, let alone ventilators and other essential supplies to treat the coronavirus. Many health workers are receiving no salaries or incentives, and 10.2 million children don't have access to basic healthcare.
To learn more about what's happening in Yemen and what UNICEF is doing to help children in Yemen, please visit https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/yemen-crisis.