Operation Brief

Yemen has been classified by the United Nations as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with around 22 million people in-need of immediate assistance and widespread outbreaks of cholera and famine throughout the country.

With so much of the population in need, the health sector faces overwhelming challenges. Less than half of Yemen’s health facilities are functioning – many of which have been targeted by airstrikes and shelling, medicine supplies are scarce, healthcare access is difficult and dangerous, and hospitals are experiencing severe shortages of medical staff.

In September 2017, MedGlobal began working in Yemen to provide medical relief for those in need and support healthcare professionals and facilities overwhelmed with patients. To date, MedGlobal has sent three medical missions to Marib, Eden, and Aljawf where there were no other organizations present on the ground to address the immense health needs of the population. These medical missions treated 2,000 patients directly and an additional 60,000 with medications and supplies. Volunteers performed 22 surgeries and provided 8 training seminars for Yemeni healthcare professionals.

With millions still in need, MedGlobal’s work in Yemen is important now more than ever.

IMPORTANT FACTS

14 Million people are food insecure, 7 Million are severely food insecure

Health structures were attacked since 2015 and reported to the ICRC

Only 45% of health facilities are functioning and 14 million people lack adequate healthcare

MedGlobal in Yemen

MedGlobal team has been deployed to Yemen since 2017, providing

  • Life-saving surgical missions
  • Medications and supplies
  • Primary medical care
  • Trainings for local healthcare professionals

OUR PARTNERS

MedGlobal needs your continued support to help provide high quality medical care for the most underserved communities around the world. Your donations will plant a smile on a child, relieve the pain of a woman, reduce the stress of an elder, and help support those who have already suffered so much to breathe a little easier.