Walking on Thin Ice in the Arctic - the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Holiday Swap is raising awareness and financial support to purchase and distribute essential medicine in Yemen to combat the cholera epidemic, which is currently affecting over 1 million people and has already taken the lives of more than 2,300 persons in the past year. To kickstart the initiative, James Asquith, Holiday Swap CEO, will be traveling as close to the North Pole as possible (80 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, where it will be dark for 24 hours a day) on November 26, 2018, to shed light on the public health crisis in Yemen.

After Asquith officially became the youngest person to travel to all 196 countries in the world, he said of the fundraising project that “the purpose of this trip is to push my limits, as I trek through the Arctic during the 24-hour dark Polar winter, and raise much-needed awareness for the public health crisis that Yemen is currently facing.

“The crisis in Yemen is hugely under-reported, and this trip 1,300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle does not come without high risks; however, I am willing to take those risks to highlight this cause.”

The initial goal at Holiday Swap, initiated by the CLO Harley Auerbach, is to raise $50,000 to help fight against a very treatable and preventable disease. All donations are welcome, no matter how big or small. 100% of the contributions will go directly to supporting those suffering in Yemen.


About Holiday Swap

Holiday Swap was founded by James Asquith, who set the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to travel to every country in the world before the age of 25. After visiting every county in the world, James aimed to make travel more accessible and cheaper for everyone.  The app allows users to securely swap accommodations anywhere around the world and has an "Always Bag Packed" feature which allows users to easily match up with anyone around the world. Holiday Swap is the first truly global social media app for like-minded travelers and explorers. 

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