Updated: Jul 1, 2020
Today we are are able to bask in the sun,
But our fellow brothers and sisters can only dream to;
We are so sorry dear Yemen,
We hear your cries and we wish to help you.
“My little sister used to play with me, but since she had malnutrition, she never plays nor talk. I’m afraid I will be like her tomorrow.” -A message from a Yemeni Child
Even her simple, unadorned dream is now at stake with an estimated rate of at least 1 child losing their life every 10 minutes. UNICEF reported that the ordeal was due to malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory-tract infections.
With its roots in the failure of a political transition which supposedly was to bring about stability to the country, Yemen is now in the midst of a protected political, humanitarian and developmental crisis with 24.1 million requiring humanitarian assistance and protection. Additionally, over 400,000 children are at risk of starvation with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care.
Yemen is also not only facing FAMINE - but WAR, an EPIDEMIC and a PANDEMIC all at the same time. At this rate, children are being robbed of their future and Yemen will eventually be wiped out of the map.
So what can we do to help?
Gift positive ReWaRDSS to the world with the following steps!
1. Read up on the Yemen Crisis
The following links are helpful in understanding the situation better however, it is inconclusive so simply hop on to the #YemenCrisis hashtag on Instagram or Twitter for a good quick read!
2. Watch Videos Regarding the Situation
If reading is not your cup of tea, there are videos on YouTube that might be your match.
Al Jazeera English - Explained: The War in Yemen Explained in 3 minutes
TRT World - Yemen’s complicated war explained
3. Raise Awareness through Hashtags and Repost Educational Posts of the Crisis on Your Stories
Tons of educational posts are available by the touch of a finger. Using hashtags such as #FundforYemen, #YemenCrisis and #FreeYemen will expose others to thousands of posts regarding the issue and further raise awareness of the crisis. Both Twitter and Instagram are packed with information - but with limited reach. Play your part by reposting and sharing them with your friends and families!
Most of the pointers listed are entirely free but if do have the means to donate, the following organisations are actively raising funds for the Yemenis.
For every $20, UNICEF could provide life-saving food for a child for a week: https://www.unicef.org/take-action
Other organisations include:
5. Sign Petitions
Signing a petition can bring about real change and it takes less than a minute! Countless of petitions can be found on change.org but we have linked a site that has petitions specific to the crisis under ‘Other resources’.
6. Support SANBOX's Fundraising
Buy a postcard on our site designed by our local illustrators! 100% of the proceeds from the sales of these postcards will be donated to Islamic Relief. On top of the purchase OR if you wish to make a donation under SANBOX, you may add the “#FundforYemen - Donations" product into your cart with your desired amount.
It is in our hands to make the world a better place for all who live in it.