British Red Cross and Charities at Work
British Red Cross and Charities at Work

Where Were You Born?

Imagine rushing your loved one to the hospital, to find the building destroyed.

There is nothing left. There are no doctors to help you.

In Yemen, this is the situation people are facing right now. Millions are caught in the world's largest humanitarian crisis. And with over half of Yemen's hospitals and medical facilities damaged or destroyed, innocent families are finding they have nowhere to turn. 

© Maria Korkunc/Norweigan Red Cross

From crisis...

Fatima found herself in a horrifying and impossible situation in her ninth month of pregnancy, when complications started to show. "I didn't know what to do. The pain was so severe", she said.

No hospitals. No doctors. No medical equipment. She was terrified that she would lose her baby.

After a gruelling and painful journey, using money borrowed from a neighbour, Fatima and her husband eventually made it to a clinic run by our partner: the Yemen Red Crescent. 

It's one of the only clinics offering free healthcare in the north of the country. People travel for hours and hours every day to get there.

...To new life

As soon as she arrived, Fatima was given urgent care from the expert medical staff. And seven hours later, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

The care fatima received that day was lifesaving, for both her and her precious baby.

Thanks to our generous supporters, this health facility has helped thousands of women like Fatima give birth safely. 

It has given Yemeni mothers somewhere to turn in dangerous and uncertain times, and helped their babies to have the best possible start in life. 

Read more about what we do in Yemen here.