Stop Winter From Claiming Lives
Give a Lifeline This Winter
This is a season for action.
During these times, there are families, both inside Ireland and throughout the world, who find this season one of hardship and difficulty. Globally, 1 in every 122 are now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum, meaning a vast portion of the world will approach this winter with trepidation for their future. There are many hundreds of families in Ireland who are also experiencing homelessness.
We would ask you to remember such people, faced with uncertain futures.
This winter, we are focusing on four very worthwhile winter projects: our Syria Refugees Appeal, our Campaign against worldwide hunger, and emergency response to the Famine in Yemen, and our Irish Homelessness Partnership. Please support one of these projects however you can.
Yemen is facing what the UN is calling the world's worst famine in 100 years. Human Appeal Ireland has been working with civilian volunteers on the ground in Yemen for since the start of the conflict there. The need of the people there, is desperate.
There have been massive outbreaks of disease in particular cholera as people are forced to drink bacteria-laden water and use unsafe sanitary practices leading to human waste contamination.
The UN estimates that there have been as many as 800,000 cases of cholera, with as many as 2,000 fatalities. For people already weakened by hunger and not provided for by a functioning public health system, this will means thousands of preventable deaths - in particular among children.
Human Appeal's Yemen office have responded to this crisis. Firstly by distributing food to the neediest families, but also by assessing and addressing the needs of the healthcare system in Sana’a. Working to improve The Aljumihori public hospital in the city, HAI has provided additional medical equipment, upgrading to the Emergency and Rehabilitation Departments and installing a Solar PV generator system.Yemen Medical Fund
2018 was the seventh year of the Syria conflict. This grinding violence has caused the greatest refugee crisis in our time. Half the population has fled their homes to become Internally Displaced People (IDPs).Four and a half million people live in besieged areas. The living conditions for most Syrians are appalling: access to food is scarce, clean water is in short supply, medical care for the sick is almost non-existent. Civilians also face such traumas as gender-based violence, recruitment of children as ‘soldiers’, as well as being exposed to sexual, physical and economic exploitation.
We continue our life-saving work in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon supplying tonnes of food-aid, shelter, warm clothing and healthcare facilities as well as assisting schools that provide education to refugee children.Donate a food pack: feed a whole family
Fighting Global Hunger
Global hunger continues to rise. The new Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report has found that 821 million people are now hungry worldwide. That is one in every nine people, and over 150 million children are stunted, putting the health of hundreds of millions of children at risk.
Help us to save and improve lives by implementing food solutions in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By donating to our food security projects, you will be supporting Human Appeal in our work in tackling hunger around the world.Help Our Africa Famine Relief Work
We will provide much-needed assistance to homeless people in Dublin, Cork and other participating cities in Ireland this year. Our Wrap Up Ireland campaign will give homeless people clean warm winter coats.
Find Out How to Support Wrap Up Ireland
Support Human Appeal's Work Worldwide
We work in twenty countries around the world delivering aid in a crisis and helping to build lives for those suffering endemic poverty.Please support these by donating what you can today.Save Lives Today