Women and children are among those hit hardest by Yemen’s violent conflict.
The healthcare system has collapsed, and without access to basic medical care, lives are being lost.
Our emergency medical teams are in Yemen right now, working to get care to the people most in need.
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could help provide a 'kangaroo care' wrap for keeping newborn babies warm and close to their mothers. could help pay for sterile gloves for 10 doctors. could help provide 100 sachets of Plumpy’Nut, a therapeutic food used to treat malnutrition in children. could help buy 30 IV bags which provide life-saving fluid and blood in surgery. could help pay for three safe delivery kits to assist women giving birth without medical complications. could help provide 52 stethoscopes for monitoring foetal heartbeats. could help provide 300 sachets of Plumpy’Nut, a therapeutic food used to treat malnutrition in children. could help covers the cost of an MSF doctor working in a hospital for one day. could help buy 10 face masks to resuscitate newborn babies in an emergency situation. could help pay for six sets of surgical scrubs – tunic, trousers and sterile reusable gloves. could help buy an oxygen kit to help care for premature babies with underdeveloped lungs. could help cover the cost of a midwife working in a field hospital for three days. could help buy three basic surgery sets for our doctors to carry out life-saving operations. could help provide medication to prevent and treat life-threatening haemorrhages in 1,420 new mothers. could help buy a portable ultrasound device to monitor the health of pregnant women and their babies. could help buy seven oxygen kits to help care for premature babies with underdeveloped lungs. could help cover the cost of an MSF doctor working in a hospital for a month. could help pay for 150 safe delivery kits to assist women giving birth without medical complications. could help pay for 30 kits critical to providing safe deliveries for mothers and their newborns. could help buy five portable ultrasound devices to monitor the health of pregnant women and their babies. could help buy an emergency health kit containing enough medical supplies to treat 10,000 people for three months. could help cover the cost of a midwife working in a hospital for four months. could help buy nine portable ultrasound devices to monitor the health of pregnant women and their babies. could help buy 75 oxygen kits to help care for premature babies with underdeveloped lungs. could help buy for an emergency health kit containing enough medical supplies to treat 20,000 people for six months.DONATE >
We're reaching the hardest-hit in Yemen
🔺 Maternal health care
Women and babies are dying from pregnancy complications. Our midwives and obstetricians are providing vital care in the most complex deliveries.
🔺 Treating malnutrition
War has shattered Yemen’s economy. In some areas, increasing numbers of families are going hungry. Our logistics experts are ensuring therapeutic foods get to malnourished children.
🔺 Emergency surgery
Traumatic injuries need specialist skills, especially in children. Our surgeons and anaesthetists are performing life-changing operations.
🔺 Preventing outbreaks
Millions of people have fled violence, many taking refuge in crowded camps. In these conditions, disease can spread fast, and children under five are most vulnerable. Our medical teams are there, providing vaccinations and essential healthcare.
Your support will help us deliver this life-saving care. Please donate today.
MSF in Yemen
We are an emergency medical aid organisation, working in crisis settings worldwide.
In Yemen, we have teams in 12 health facilities in hotspots across the country, and support 20 more with vital supplies, equipment and expertise.
We are continuing this work within a shifting security context and the overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPOTLIGHT: Click the images below to learn more about our life-saving projects
- Maya Abu Ata/MSF
MSF Mother and Child Hospital - Taiz
With many local clinics closed and private healthcare out of reach, women in Taiz face long, dangerous and unaffordable journeys which prevent them accessing care until the situation is life-threatening. The MSF Mother and Child hospital in Taiz Houban has dedicated teams of maternity specialists, experienced in managing pregnancy complications, emergency c-sections, and neonatal care for sick and premature infants. Here, midwife Wadha examines a pregnant woman. She was in the hospital at this critical time all alone. Her story affected me deeply. She had a normal delivery and a healthy baby and her happiness filled the room," says 33 year old Wadha, midwife at MSF's Mother and Child Hospital in Taiz Houban, southwestern Yemen.
- Mohammed Almahdi/MSF
Abs Rural Hospital – Abs District
In this remote town in northern Yemen, the number of children arriving at the hospital with severe malnutrition is up 41 percent compared to last year. The MSF hospital offers inpatient treatment for the most severe cases, as well as treating children for the preventable diseases their weakened immune systems struggle to fight off.
- Guillaume Binet/MYOP
MSF trauma centre, Mocha
MSF’s trauma centre in Mocha, in the Red Sea Coastal region of Yemen, provides life- and limb-saving surgery for war wounded, traffic accident victims, and pregnant women needing emergency caesareans. Since late November 2020, the overwhelming majority of patients have been war-wounded civilians.
- Nuha Haider/MSF
MSF mobile clinics in Marib
Our mobile clinics in Marib Governorate provide vaccinations, basic healthcare, reproductive healthcare and mental health activities for children impacted by the war. Before the conflict, Marib Governorate was home to just 400,000 people. Now it hosts 2.7 million, many living in appalling conditions in temporary camps often without running water or electricity.