Right now, Yemen is experiencing a truly horrifying crisis. A civil war plus the COVID-19 global pandemic have put the people — particularly the children — of Yemen in an impossible situation. And we need to do what we can to help.
I know the pandemic has made life challenging for everyone. It’s harder than usual to take care of even yourself.
Yes, you must take care of yourself and your family. But it’s also important to give back to those less fortunate than you. In a global sense, this is a way of investing in the world’s — and your own — future. So you’ve gotta do what you can.
We have an opportunity right now to help the people of Yemen. I believe that using the internet and social media can be used for good to help create awareness:
We’re really just beginning to see what social media can do for charity + education + changing the world faster than ever before in history. Yes, there’s some bad/negative things happening too, but it’s still early days so let’s weed out the bad & keep focusing on the positives!
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What’s Going on in Yemen?
The current crisis in Yemen started just short of a decade ago. In 2011, an uprising effectively forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of his position. His deputy, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, stepped into power.
While the motivation behind this switch was to make the country more stable, it didn’t work. President Hadi had to contend with food and water shortages, dissenting opinions, and militant attacks.
Then, things got worse. In 2014, rebels took control of the capital city and the Saada areas in the north. Hadi fled and took exile.
In 2015, there was a counterattack against the rebels in hopes of bringing President Hadi back to power … and the war was on. It’s still going on today.
COVID-19: Contributing to the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Imports are restricted. This keeps aid and essential goods from getting to the people.
Yemen’s healthcare system was already in shambles. Add a global pandemic on top of that, and things are now dire.
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⚠️WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES⚠️ Repost from @karmagawa WE MUST GET URGENT HELP FOR THE PEOPLE IN YEMEN! Please share this post with your followers and tag people, celebrities, influencers & news media who need to see this because not enough people know that Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people, 80% of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance right now, from food/water to shelter & medicine, including more than 12 million children, with one child dying every 10 minutes! We must work together to spread awareness about this crisis all over social media RIGHT NOW because with coronavirus now breaking out across the country, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency as sanitation, food and clean water are in short supply…with food prices doubling in the past month alone! There also aren’t enough health facilities operational, and many that are open lack the basics like masks and gloves, let alone the oxygen and medicine needed to treat patients. We at Karmagawa are proud to support & donate to @unicef and @unicef_yemen which has teams on the ground helping, but they need more funding by the end of June and that’ll only be possible when we all use our social media platforms to spread massive awareness about this crisis so please share these heartbreaking photos and videos with your followers, encourage them to also share with their followers too & tag celebrities, influencers and news media who need to see this and let’s make EVERYONE aware of this urgent crisis in Yemen that nobody is talking about but which will kill millions of people & children in the next few weeks/months if we do nothing, SO LET’S HELP YEMEN RIGHT NOW! #saveyemen #prayforyemen #yemen #karmagawa
Right now, hospitals don’t even have basics like masks and gloves. Food prices have doubled in recent months.
Many people have died. Many more will die.
We want to aid in preventing further damage and help as many people as we can.
How Can You Help?
Listen, I get it. I’m a day trader. You probably came to this site to learn how to get rich quick.
First off, that’s not actually a thing. If you want to find consistency as a trader, you have to study and work hard. Even then there are no guarantees.
Second, you’ve gotta open your eyes. It might seem like Yemen’s really far away and has nothing to do with you. But you live in the same world.
With events like this happening unchecked, how long will it be until the travesties spread? How long until the world is no longer a hospitable place to live, much less a place where you have the freedom to pursue wealth as a trader?
We have to do as much as we possibly can to improve the situation of those less fortunate.
Don’t get me wrong. I love being rich. But I also recognize that I have a responsibility as a human being to do whatever good I can.
No child should be dying of hunger. Nobody should be dying of preventable causes like the people of Yemen. That’s why, along with Karmagawa, I’ve created this fundraiser.
The Karmagawa Yemen fundraiser was created to assist three incredible and highly worthy charities:
- Unicef Yemen
- Save the Children Yemen
- Doctors Without Borders
These established charities are both in a great position to do good work and already have an established presence in Yemen.
The idea is to help the children and people of Yemen by providing them with food, water, medicine, and shelter — things many of us take for granted.
Our goal is to raise $500,000. Will you help us?
We are SO thankful for any donation you can make.
Help Us Help Yemen
As of last week, my goal was to raise $200K. As you can see by this tweet, it was going well:
This is why I love social media so much, we have now raised $95,000+ in the past 12 hours in our @karmagawa fundraiser to aid in the #YemenCrisis & add in the $25k I made from trading yesterday + $5k so far today, that’s $125k so far, see https://t.co/qPWrn4EnXb & help Yemen too! pic.twitter.com/jp8FD2xmjD
I’d already raised over $95K by June 16. We flew by the initial goal. As of this writing, we’ve reached nearly $400,000.
So we increased the goal to $500,000. Why?
Because the war in Yemen is nowhere near ending. The coronavirus is spreading fast. According to a UNICEF spokesperson, at least $30 million is needed by the end of June … And that’s the bare minimum to keep the basic infrastructure going.
So yeah, we’re gonna try to raise as much as we can.
Seriously — no donation is too small. Just like how I always say that small wins add up over time in trading, small donations add up. If everyone gives a little, it can do a lot.