Support cash relief for food security in Yemen
Fundraising closed: thanks to your support, 4,200+ Yemeni families have now received emergency funds.
The protracted civil war in Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 21 million people estimated to be in need of aid.
Since August 2022, GiveDirectly has delivered donations to 3,000+ families in Yemen. Hear how it’s helped:
75% of Yemen lives in extreme poverty
• For 8 years, Yemeni families have been caught in a civil war, forcing many to flee their homes. Today, over 75% of the country lives in extreme poverty.
• In Aden, the largest city in the south, 274,000 individuals do not have enough to eat and are not receiving food security assistance. Food in southern Yemen is available but increasingly expensive.
Donations were sent directly to Yemenis in need
• GiveDirectly provided monthly cash support to 3,000+ families in Aden, Yemen to spend on whatever they need most: food, businesses, health treatment, etc. We aim to reach 4,200+ households before the end of this year.
• Giving money lets families choose for themselves how best to meet their needs and build resilience.
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Frequently asked questions
Who is eligible to receive funds?
People displaced from their homes living in internally displaced persons camps in Aden, Yemen, and low-income households in the communities around those camps in need of aid. This program aims to reach at least 4,200 households – approximately ~26,000 individuals, based on an average household size of 6 to 7.
How did you choose how much to give?
This program was designed to help those experiencing food insecurity, meaning households going for entire days without eating due to lack of money, access to food, or other resources. This affects health and livelihoods, and contributes to outbreaks of disease.
GiveDirectly research shows that giving cash without conditions has a positive impact on food security. Each household received 210,000 Yemeni Riyal ($150-200 USD, depending on exchange rate volatility) monthly for 4 months in Yemeni Riyal to spend no strings attached. This amount is based on the monthly cost for a household in southern Yemen to meet their basic needs:
Is GiveDirectly connected to any political group?
GiveDirectly has no political, religious, or sectarian affiliations, and is committed to serving people in poverty across the globe regardless of their tribe, religion, sex, and political beliefs.