After more than four years of war, Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. According to the UN a total of 24 million people – or 80% of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance. Ongoing fighting has led to thousands of deaths and the destruction and collapse of vital infrastructure like water systems, school and health facilities.

As a result of conflict:
  • 3.5 million people have been displaced from their homes, fleeing with their families for safety
  • 14.3 million are in acute need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 7.2 are women and girls
  • 20 million people are food insecure, including nearly 10 million who are suffering from extreme levels of hunger
  • A total of 17.8 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation
  • 19.7 million people lack access to adequate healthcare

The war in Yemen is having a disproportionate impact on Yemeni women and girls who are exposed to an increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse. They also struggle to access basic health care, including maternal and child health. More than 3.25 million women in Yemen are facing increased health and protection risks.


CARE reaches 1.3 million of the most vulnerable and conflict-affected Yemenis every month, in twelve governorates of Yemen. We provide lifesaving food, cash, water and sanitation services to those in need, including internally displaced people (IDPs).

As well as our emergency interventions, we work to ensure people have sustainable incomes and community structures like schools, wells and roads; we empower women and young people economically by developing their skills and enabling them to start their own businesses; and we work in reproductive health, ensuring safer childbirth through training midwives and rehabilitating maternity health facilities.

CARE has worked in Yemen since 1992 and is one of few international aid agencies continuing to deliver humanitarian services under extremely challenging circumstances. CARE is focusing on making sure that people in the hardest-hit and most hard-to-reach areas have access to emergency supplies and assistance with meeting their basic needs.

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.


  • P.O. Box: 16259 Sana’a, Yemen
  • +967 1 433464/433465/410935
  • +967 1 433463
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