The devastating civil war in Yemen was fueled by corruption, unemployment and food scarcity. After many years of conflict with the added strains of COVID-19, these issues have grown exponentially. Thousands of civilians have died from violence and even more have been affected by starvation, preventable disease and malnutrition.
80% of people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance and protection from conflict now.
Last year, ERDO and our local partner successfully provided emergency food supplies to 800 families living on the edge of a conflict zone. These families were given food each month for six months, thanks to donors and a 4:1 match from the Government of Canada through Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB).