8 April 2015
A British Red Cross appeal is set to help people affected by the lethal conflict in Yemen.
The Red Cross is one of the few humanitarian movements or agencies able to work in the country, and is already bringing vital aid to people affected by the violence.
A recent surge in fighting in Yemen, already one of the region’s poorest countries, has left hundreds of people dead and thousands injured. Millions of people are in need of essential help, including food and healthcare. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes.
The money raised by the Yemen Crisis Appeal will be used to buy essential aid. This could include supplies and equipment for the country’s hospitals, which are stretched to breaking point.
Luis Sfeir-Younis from the British Red Cross said: “The world cannot ignore this crisis. Millions of people are battling just to survive, and food and life-saving drugs are running out. The situation is incredibly grim. Please give what you can.”