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Disaster Emergency Committee – Yemen Crisis Appeal

 

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 13 leading UK aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries. By working together, we are able to raise more money to save lives and rebuild shattered communities. Our priority is delivering aid and support to those that need it, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

Yemen is currently the world's largest humanitarian crisis, facing the biggest global outbreak of cholera and on the brink of famine. As in Syria, Yemen is the centre of a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia for political influence over the region which has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people and approximately 3 million refugees. Despite the ongoing conflict, Disaster Emergency Committee are continuing to reach millions of people with lifesaving aid - food, water, sanitation, cash assistance, and food vouchers. 
 
Over £24 million has been raised to help save lives, including £5 million UK Aid Match funding from the Department of International Development.

 

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Samaritans of Kirkcaldy & District’s vision is for fewer people to die by suicide. They work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and behaviour. They enable such persons to receive immediate help, compassion and befriending from members of the charity through confidential phone conversations available any day throughout the year.

 

We seek to make a global contribution to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. This ambition underpins everything we do. It is the driving force behind our campaigns, funding strategy, and vision for the future.

 

The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, men are dying too young.

 

Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.

 

Moreover, poor mental health affects men more than women: three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That’s one every minute.

 

The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.

 

Yet this gender-based inequality in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers. This is exactly why the Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health. This is why Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the globe become a united voice every Movember, bringing vital funding and attention to the hidden men’s health crisis.

 

This is not just an issue for men. In order to tackle the problem and work towards a world where future generations of men are not faced with the same issues as today, we need to take action at both an individual and community level. This means engaging men and women, businesses, sporting groups, community organisations, governments, health policy makers and healthcare providers in the efforts to reduce the current gender inequality in health outcomes.

 

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