Yemen is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, coupled with a cholera and COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks to the support of our donors, this July we were able to help Yemenis across the country by providing humanitarian aid, launching income-generation projects, and assisting in the fight against COVID-19.
Humanitarian relief efforts in Yemen
- Distributed food baskets to 3,207 needy families — providing food for 19,242 people to sustain them for one month. We distributed food across the country, specifically Sana’a, Hodeida, Hajjaa, Rada’a, Aden, Amraan, Aljawf, Almahweet, Dhamar, Ibb, Taiz, Raemah, and Lahj.
- Provided 400 orphans across the country with financial support, and provided another 200 children in Sana’a with much-needed clothes for the Eid celebration. Clothing distributions were done at the Leukemia Center at Alkuwait Hospital, the Kidney Dialysis Center at Aljomhori Hospital, and in regions with poor or orphaned children.
- For Eid, the feast of sacrifice, which is July 30th, we provided funds to purchase meat for impoverished families in Sana’a, Aden, Saa’da, Ibb, Raemah, Taiz, Dhamar, Amraan, Aljawf, Hodeida, Dhamar, Lahj, Rada’a, and Almahweet. This is the only time in the year these families will have access to eat meat.
Income generation projects in Yemen
- Provided 50 families with 10 egg-laying hens each, totaling 500 as part of an egg-laying hens income generation project in Saa’da. These hens provide eggs, protein, and nourishment to families in need, as well as income through sales of extra eggs and offsprings. This project is a continuation of the first phase, which we completed in June 2020, and is done in partnership with Rotary International and other partners.
COVID-19 response efforts in Yemen
- Provided the COVID-19 isolation center in Abbs, Hajja with 10 air conditioning units.
- Delivered 500 COVID-19 reagent kits and gloves to public health labs in Sana’a and Hodeida. This is the second shipment of reagents for Sana’a since February, we also delivered COVID-19 reagents to Aden in June.
- Purchased thousands of locally-made masks from women across the country to support their businesses.
- Distributed free masks to people who can’t afford them.
Thanks for supporting our aid efforts in Yemen
Thanks to your donations, we were able to expand humanitarian, income-generation, and COVID-19 efforts in Yemen in July — this would have not been possible without the generosity of donors like you.
Our efforts won’t stop here. Yemen is on the “verge of collapse,” said the UN humanitarian affairs chief Mark Lowcock. At the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, our aim is to continue providing support to needy families across Yemen. If you’d like to continue donating to Yemen, consider making a recurring $30 donation to support our efforts.
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