The DEC has launched this urgent appeal to raise funds so they can provide life-saving food, clean water and medical supplies to people in Yemen. Presented by Clare Balding.
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Almost two years of civil war have devastated Yemen,
already one of the poorest countries on Earth.
Amidst the conflict,
it's hard to get pictures of what's going on there...
..and even harder to look at them.
Seven million people don't know
where their next meal is coming from.
Three million have fled their homes.
Half a million young children are starving.
This is an unbearable situation.
The people of Yemen need help now.
That's why the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee, or DEC,
has launched the Yemen Crisis Appeal.
Operating in areas of conflict is difficult,
but DEC member agencies ARE working with local teams
to deliver aid to communities on both sides.
They're giving food to babies and toddlers
who won't survive without it...
..providing medical supplies so parents don't have to choose
between feeding their hungry children
or buying medicine for their sick ones.
And with a cholera outbreak
spreading through parts of the country,
they're providing clean, safe drinking water.
But the DEC needs YOUR help to do more
so, please, spare just a couple of minutes to give what you can.
It costs just over £1 a day
to provide a family with clean drinking water.
£25 pays for a month's life-saving nutrition for a starving child.
£100 could provide essential clinical supplies
to a health centre for a week.
You can give online at:
Or you can call:
To donate £5:
The whole £5 goes to the DEC Yemen Crisis Appeal.
We need to act now.
Whatever you can give will make a difference. Thank you.
Clare Balding presents a Yemen Crisis Appeal on behalf of the DEC, the Disasters Emergency Committee. Nearly two years of conflict has devastated Yemen; now 7 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and children are dying from malnutrition. The DEC has launched this urgent appeal to raise funds so they can provide life-saving food, clean water and medical supplies.
You can give by calling 0370 60 60 900 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) or send a cheque payable to DEC Yemen Crisis Appeal to PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA.