In addition, a huge cholera outbreak has killed thousands and infected many more. With the conflict causing such insecurity, access to medical services has proved difficult for many people.
‘The needs have intensified in Yemen. Millions of people are hungrier, sicker and more vulnerable than a year ago,’ says Karen Swartz Soerensen, Tearfund’s Country Director for Yemen. ‘More than ever, a humanitarian response is becoming the only lifeline for millions of Yemenis. Together with our partners, we are committed to doing all we can to relieve the suffering.’
Tearfund is reaching out to people like Farah through our partner organisations. We have been providing families with safe water, sanitation and hygiene materials to reduce the risk of illness and disease. Our partners are also ensuring families receive water filters, chlorine tablets, oral rehydration salts and cholera treatment.
Seeds and tools have also been distributed to help families plant vegetable gardens, and emergency food packages are being distributed to vulnerable families.
• Ask God to comfort Farah and women like her who have been through such trauma and upheaval. Pray for their protection, provision and healing.
• As the Yemen conflict enters its fifth year, pray for a peaceful resolution, which will be crucial in averting famine and easing the suffering of the Yemeni people.
• Thank God for the courage and commitment of Tearfund partners bringing relief and hope to people like Farah.
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