Donkeys are one of the main transport vehicles in Yemen, boys fetching water

Help for Yemen

Help for Yemen

Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world and has been almost completely destroyed by war. The situation there is catastrophic. According to UN-reports, it is globally the largest humanitarian crises. More than 24 million people urgently require assistance, over half of them being children. The suffering of the people is unprecedented. Ten million people suffer from accute hunger; they do not know where to get clean drinking water or their next meal.

Tearfund Germany has worked in Yemen since 1998 and still provides aid today. Together with local partners (who know best the conditions in the project areas) Tearfund Germany helps Yemenis to survive the humanitarian crisis and to achieve sustainable improvements in their living conditions. We are emphasizing work on water, sanitation, hygiene, health, and food assistance.

Goals of our work in Yemen

Distribute basic food rations

Protect against cholera and other life-threatening diseases by distributing water filters

Introduce hygiene and sanitationmethods

Nursing and inoculation advice and support young mothers and their children


We have mitigated, together with our local partner organizati-ons, the acute distress of families in Yemen. We have provided assistance through the distribution of basic food supplies and water filters. Supplemental assistance has been given through education addressing the relationship between nutrition, hygiene, and health. Our water projects not only confront the acute shortages but also provide long-term contributions to sustainable infras-tructure; for instance, by reconstructing cisterns and building rainwater retention systems on roofs. With all our activities, we have not only provided physical aid but also given hope to the people of Yemen by letting them know that they are not forgotten.

Tearfund Germany offers help in Yemen

Yemen is an Arab sovereign state in Western Asia at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second-largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles). Although Yemen’s constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana’a and the city has been under Houthi control since February 2015. Yemen’s territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.

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Activities in Yemen