Winters in the highlands of Yemen are very cold — with temperatures dipping to below 0 °C (32.0 °F). In many areas, temperatures go to – 6 °C. Yemen has about 3.1M internally displaced people with no protection against severe temperatures, and most families in need lack the funds to purchase what they need to stay warm in the winter. For example, when children go to school, they lack adequate clothing to keep them warm.
The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation provides internally displaced families in the highlands of Yemen with blankets and warm clothing. With these donations, we reduce the risk of diseases, especially respiratory illnesses that are more common in the cold weather. We also provide children with the ability to go to school without undue suffering from the cold. We will continue this project in the winter of 2020.