According to UNICEF, Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 80 per cent of the population currently in need of humanitarian assistance.
With Covid-19 spreading across the country, Yemen is facing multiple emergencies at once. On average, one child dies every 10 minutes, and as of March 2020 it was reported that two million children under five years old suffer from acute malnutrition in Yemen, the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula.
From New York to Ramallah, cities across the world have rightly been protesting an end to systemic racism, oppression and police violence in support of Black Lives Matter, so it’s important that we continue to shed light on the—often overlooked— humanitarian crises happening right here in the Middle East. Yemen is one of the Arab world’s most ancient cradles of civilization, and we need to ensure it gets the solidarity it deserves.
Keeping up with on-going tragedies in the news can be overwhelming, but making a difference is possible, and is a responsibility we each should carry. Want to help but don’t know where to start? From global and local NGO’s to artist-run initiatives, this is how you can help Yemen today.
Younes Bendjima x Kamil Abbas’s Studio Fy7 Tee
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Due to the situation that has been happening for years now in Yemen, @kamilxabbas & @younesbendjima @studiofy7 decided to drop two tee shirts with the Yemen’s Colors. 100% of the proceeds will be split amongst @monarelief @baitulmaal_usa & @islamicreliefusa we made sure that those companies are legit, on the ground, and that the money will not sleep in the office. Yemen is gripped by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, entirely man-made. After almost five years of conflict, over 24 million people are in need of urgent aid and more than 3.6 million have been uprooted from their homes. Please donate, any purchase will help, and if you are not in the position to, please share this page to friends and family on social media so it can be seen by others that can help. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. link in bio.
French-Algerian boxer Younes Bendjima and AWGE’s creative director Kamil Abbas are teaming up and releasing a tee-shirt with the colours of Yemen. All proceeds are going to Mona Relief, Baitulmaal and Islamic Relief. Click here to get yours.
Narcy Narce x Nik Brovkin Yemenade Tee
Narcy of the global artist collective WeAreTheMedium and Russian-Canadian artist Nik Brovkin are collaborating in a bid to raise money for the people of Yemen. The two creatives dropped a “Save Yemen” slogan tee, and have committed to donating 100 per cent of the proceeds to help Yemen. Get yours here.
Atelier Mundane x Mercy Bakery
British-Iraqi fashion label Atelier Mundane is selling washable masks and donating all of the proceeds to Mercy Bakery, an organisation that is providing bread to Yemenis. You can find purchase information on this Instagram post.
Founded by Yemeni journalist and human rights activist Fatik al-Rodaini, MonaRelief collects funds and buys food from local vendors for families in need.
Yemen Hope and Relief
Founded by Sana’a-based journalist Ahmad Algohbary, Yemen Hope and Relief rescues children and transports them to clinics to get treated. Find out how to donate here.
UNICEF works on the ground and has helped reach more than 4 million children since the start of the crisis, with over 3,000 tonnes of life-saving supplies. Donate here.
World Food Program
The World Food Program has been donating food to Yemen for years. With conditions worsening, they’ve now doubled their efforts. Donate here.