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Help us to reach people in places such as refugee camps and conflict zones with life-changing support.

In many places around the world where Tearfund is working, suffering has become unthinkable in its severity. Hunger is rife and clean water is scarce. With extreme need on a global scale, our resources are being stretched like never before.

And now coronavirus is spreading across these vulnerable communities and the situation has become even more desperate. Poverty is not part of God's plan. You are. Please give now to help us save lives.

Where the need is greatest

In Yemen, there remains a huge need for food, safe water and sanitation. The country is on the brink of famine. It's estimated that 2 million children will be malnourished in 2021.

Many of the hospitals and health centres have been destroyed in the conflict. This could not pose a more dangerous set of circumstances for the spread of coronavirus.

Tearfund and our local partners are doing all we can to bring relief in places like Yemen. We've been able to provide people with clean water and health kits so they are able to keep their families as safe as possible from coronavirus and waterborne diseases, such as cholera. We are also delivering food packages and seeds and tools to enable people to grow their own vegetables to survive.

Thriving, not just surviving

As we respond to these urgent crises we are also putting long-term plans in place to help the most vulnerable people build lives free from poverty. People like Nadia*.

Nadia lives in Yemen. She lost everything when her husband was killed by a rocket explosion one day. Nadia had been on the phone to him just hours before she got the news of his tragic death.

Through her grief Nadia began to isolate herself and she stopped eating. She became depressed and found it difficult to look after her children.

Tearfund's local partner encouraged Nadia to participate in one of the support groups they run in the community. Through these groups, people share and process their emotions and begin to heal from their pain. With the six-year conflict showing no sign of stopping, these groups are a lifeline to many.

When Nadia first came to the group, all she did was cry. The group was a safe space for her to process her trauma. Then, through the emotional support of the group, her mood began to change. She has now started to take care of herself and her children. She is now attentive to the children's education and has begun interacting with her neighbours again.

Give the gift of hope today

You can be a part of this life-giving work. Please give now to help us reach the world's most vulnerable people with the urgent assistance they need to survive. Your generous gift will not only help save lives, but will also provide hope for the future in many places where hope has all but disappeared.

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