ACTNews, YEMEN – The ongoing humanitarian crises in Yemen since 2014 have vanished the hopes of its people in an instant. In a report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the conflict in Yemen has so far claimed the lives of 233,000 people. Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis based on the United Nations (UN) report.
Due to the endless conflict, currently, Yemen is hurtling towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades. According to Reuters, at least 400 thousand Yemeni children under five years old are expected to die due to malnutrition in 2021.
The unstable economic, social, and political conditions in Yemen have caused the Yemenis to need urgent humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile, the available assistance is very limited. The disappointment was expressed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres over the results of the donor conference in March 2021. According to Guterres, the collected assistance from a number of developed countries is still less than half of what Yemen needs.
For this reason, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to strive to meet the needs of the affected Yemenis. Said Mukaffiy from ACT’s Global Humanity Response (GHR) says that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen must be resolved as soon as possible.
“We are aware that the situation in Yemen has been going on since 2014, in addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has made things more complicated and unstable. However, Indonesian people with all the blessings given by Allah, should always hold hands with the Yemenis," said Mukaffiy.
Mukaffiy hopes, Indonesian benefactors can continue to actively take part in helping the Yemenis. “ACT has several programs to help in reviving Yemen. Ahead of Eid ul-Adha, we plan to deliver assistance in the form of Qurbani meat through Global Qurban-ACT. Various recovery programs are also provided through Global Wakaf-ACT, particularly the construction of food warehouse and Waqf Water Well," he said.