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Families in Yemen caught amid the crossfire of conflict are suffering at increasingly dire levels in what the UN describes as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. 

Estimates indicate a staggering 20.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with 11.3 million of those being children. Others estimate these figures could even be as high as 24.3 million and 14.4 million respectively. 

Famine is widespread. 2.3 million children are acutely malnourished and 400,000 are severely malnourished. 

In the last twelve months, along with our partner offices, our team has supported the delivery of:  

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Yemen Homes

Years of conflict have led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to widespread damage to infrastructure throughout Yemen. 4.3 million people are displaced and millions more are living in poverty. Families are now commonly forced to live in huts and makeshift structures.  The housing crisis is rampant and the need for safe shelter is great. Families are now commonly forced to live in huts and makeshift structures.  

In response to the ongoing crisis, The Zahra(s) Trust Canada has been on the ground delivering vital aid, focusing on essential needs such as food aid, clean drinking water, shelter and seasonal aid.

Recently, we launched a project in Al Hudayda with a plan to build 200 homes for families to live in so that they can begin to rebuild their lives. Houses come furnished and in two sizes: 100 square meters or 70 square meters depending on the family size. Once the homes have been built, we hand the deeds over to the families directly so it’s theirs for life. Each house costs $30,000 and will provide a safe place to live for a family so they can begin to work towards a brighter future.

As the crisis continues, the need for humanitarian assistance in Yemen increases each day and we can only continue to provide relief with your support.

Food Aid

Help provide much needed support by providing food essentials. This may be in the form of food parcels which can sustain a family for up to one month, meals and/or Qurbani.

Emergency Aid

With millions in need of acute aid, we work to provide beneficiaries with whatever they need most. This may be in the form of food, water or financial relief.  

Water Aid

The average Yemeni has access to only 140 cubic meters of water per year (101 gallons per day) for all uses. For reference, the internationally defined threshold for water stress is 1700 cubic meters per year. Our ultra-filtration water plants provide up to 60,000 litres of clean water per day with capacity to support up to 50,000 people.  

Learn more about Yemen by reading our previous blog post available here.