It’s no longer the time to raise awareness, it’s time to take action. Yemen is facing one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in history. As the world faces the terrifying challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yemen is trying to survive a civil war, a cholera epidemic, a collapsed medical system, and deadly famines that threaten to extinguish an entire people. The numbers of infected cases are steadily increasing amid the scarcity of medical care, food, clean water, and shelter.
“The overall case fatality rate remains alarmingly high at just below 25 percent, nearly four times higher than the global average. All indications suggest that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the country,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a statement.
Moreover, The National Coronavirus Committee said official figures do not include densely populated provinces in northern Yemen, where Iran-backed Houthis suppress information about the pandemic. It is believed that the number of coronavirus deaths inside Houthi-controlled areas greatly exceeds those in government-controlled ones.
According to Islamic Relief, an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programs in over 40 countries, there are over 24 million in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, more than 20 million are facing food insecurity, and more than 19 million are in need of basic healthcare.
The Islamic Relief is one of the organizations that you can donate to if you want to take action. You can also donate to Save The Children Organisation, MuslimHands.org, UNICEF Donate, and more.