Yemen is facing a growing humanitarian catastrophe as health workers there risk their lives to help civilians caught up in the deadly conflict. The emergency health-care needs of the population have now become so great that health workers are struggling to provide essential health care.
After five years of continuous war, 20 million people in Yemen are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.
Two-thirds of all Yemenis are hungry. Nearly half do not know when they will eat next. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world. And now with COVID-19 looming, the virus is likely to spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences than almost anywhere else in the world.
For years, healthcare professionals of Yemeni descent have been immigrating to North America and their numbers have exponentially increased every decade. Individually, they have made tremendous progress professionally, academically, and financially. It was time for them to unite their efforts to establish a non-profit organization, a first of its kind that covers all 50 states and Canada. Join YAMANA today!