[Release] World Help launches food and relief to aid starving families in Yemen

Jan. 9, 2019

FOREST, Va. — For nearly four years, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war that has led to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and famines. World Help is one of the humanitarian groups responding to this crisis. 

Working with local partners, the organization is providing food and emergency supplies to Yemeni families. The war has left millions without access to adequate food, clean water, and medical care, which has taken the biggest toll on children. Earlier this year, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated that “every 10 minutes, a child under 5 dies of preventable causes” like starvation and disease.

“Food is the most urgent need,” said Vernon Brewer, founder and CEO of World Help. “Millions of children across Yemen are starving to death because of a war they have nothing to do with. If we don’t respond immediately to this tragedy, what does that say about us — as a nation and as Christians whose goal is to show love to others?

“Parents are terrified. As frightening as the war itself is, there is nothing scarier for a parent than to watch a child waste away from hunger. Without food soon, these children won’t survive, so it’s crucial that we let them know help is on the way.” 

World Help, which specializes in rushing emergency supplies to conflict zones, is raising funds to continue providing relief to Yemen. A $35 donation will provide emergency food, medicine, and clothing to one person affected by this humanitarian disaster.

To donate and learn more about the relief efforts, visit World Help’s Yemen relief page.

Media note: To speak with a World Help representative, please contact MediaInquiries@theKcompany.co.




World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. Since its inception in 1991, World Help has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 82 million people in 71 countries.

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