Donate now to save lives affected by the world's worst cholera outbreak
According to the UN Yemen is facing the world's worst cholera outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that as many as 300,000 could be infected by the end of August. Over 1,300 people have already died since the onset of the epidemic at the end April.
Penny Appeal have been working in Yemen since 2014 providing emergency food, water and medical aid following a severe famine in the area and lack of resources due to ongoing conflic.
We need your help to provide much needed medical treatment for those affected.
Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through contaminated food or water. There is a high risk of cholera spreading rapidly in the current situation when clean water supplies are scarce, or have been damaged by conflict. Thousands more cases can be expected. Cholera is affecting both adults and children. It is especially dangerous for children and can kill within hours if untreated.
The need for medicines is increasing. Cholera medicines are available locally. However, the Ministry of Health (MOH) does not have the resources to purchase the medicines from private companies and make them available free of cost of the affected people.
As more and more people are getting affected, the need for hospitalisation and hospital beds is increasing and the current capacity of hospitals in terms of beds is not enough. Consequently, people are left without the vital medical assistance they need and are dying. Since hospitals do not have enough beds, patients are sharing beds, lying on floors, in gardens and in cars.
Penny Appeal are supplying the much needed medical treatment for those affected.
In 2016 the UN indicated that over 17 million people were facing severe food insecurity and could fall prey to famine without urgent humanitarian assistance, this figure was up more than 20 per cent in the past nine months.
Due to ongoing conflict, Yemen is approaching a serious humanitarian crisis. These people cannot wait any longer - we need your support, right now.
Penny Appeal has been working in Yemen for three years now since July 2014 providing hundreds of families with lifesaving food packs, hot food provisions and essential aid. We are now seeking donations urgently to help provide lifesaving aid in this time of extreme crisis.
Children are dying of malnutrition due to food and water shortages; there is also a serious lack of medical provisions. The youngest are hit hardest, there are claims that a child under five is dying every five minutes.
This humanitarian catastrophe extends beyond just food. The internal conflict has led to a freeze of salaries, soaring of fuel prices, lack of medicines, and doctors who cannot afford to go to the hospital.
Penny Appeal are able to provide emergency food, medicines, and hygiene kits in aid of the Yemeni civilians.
According to the UN £1.7 billion is needed to prevent the famine in Yemen. Please donate what you can today to help make a difference and save a life.
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