Families across Yemen wake up every day to devastation, struggling to protect their children in a country marked by years of conflict and widespread poverty. Every day, more than one thousand children under age 5 die from causes like malnutrition and preventable diseases. That’s one child, every 10 minutes. Yemen’s children need life-saving food and medical treatment to survive.
Half of the children in Yemen under the age of 5 are suffering from acute malnutrition, and they need urgent help. UNICEF is working on the ground to screen children, provide life-saving therapeutic food, and ensure health care and medical treatment to help children recover. With so many families facing displacement and poverty, UNICEF is also working to ensure humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable.
Ready-to-use therapeutic food is a small sachet (92g) that costs less than $1 and can mean the difference between life and death. These sachets are packed with high-energy nutrients that children need to start to recover from malnutrition, and they can be eaten immediately so there is no risk of unsafe water or preparation. With therapeutic food, UNICEF can help to save lives, every day.