On 23rd December the Oxfam Fundraising Team took to the streets of St Albans to raise money for the Yemen Crisis Appeal.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and poverty and inequality was increasing.
Half of the population – 14.4 million people – required help with food.
- Over 3.3 million people are malnourished, including nearly half a million children who are in a life-threatening condition.
- Nearly 19 million people – 70 per cent of the population – need some sort of humanitarian aid.
- More than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to the bombing and fighting.
- Over 46,000 people have been killed or injured since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015.
Over the course of the day our 35 volunteers raised an impressive £1470 to help provide food, clean drinking water and washing and sanitation facilities for the 14 million people who need our help.
In response to the Yemen crisis, Oxfam has reached more than one million people with water and sanitation services, cash assistance and food vouchers. Help has included:
- Cash payments to more than 146,000 people to help families displaced by the conflict to buy food.
- Clean water and sanitation services more than 500.000 people, including in hard-to-reach areas of the country, through providing water by truck, repairing water systems, delivering filters and jerry cans, as well as building latrines and organising cleaning campaigns.
- Supporting more than 11,000 families with livestock treatment and supporting more than 35,000 people with cash for work.
Thank you again St Albans for your generosity and to our band of amazing volunteers who gave up their time so close to Christmas – we couldn’t do it without you!
To learn more about Oxfam’s work in Yemen or donate to the appeal Click Here