For more than three years, the poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen has been the battleground of a bloody civil war with multiple factions and foreign powers entangled in the conflict. More than 3 million Yemenis have had to flee their homes to elsewhere in the country, and 280,000 have sought asylum in other countries, but the worst part was the humanitarian toll the war took on the country.
According to the UN, the situation in Yemen is the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster!
About 75% of the population – 22.2 million people – are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people in acute need who urgently require immediate assistance to survive. According to the United Nations, the number of food-insecure people has risen 13% in just this past year equating to 20 million people who do not know where their next meal will come from. Furthermore, over 10 million people are at risk of dying from starvation and over 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died, according to the Time magazine. Yemen imports over 75% of their food but almost all of their seaports have been closed due to conflict. This has caused extreme inflation in food prices, which many cannot afford.
In partnership with a local Yemeni charity, Embrace Relief distributes much-needed food items in various parts of the country. Each pack has 25 kg of wheat flour, 5 kg of rice, 5 kg of sugar and 2 liters of cooking oil, and thousands of families around the capital city of Sana’a and in the countrysides of Taiz have received from these packages already! Most of those packs have been delivered directly to the doors of those in need, while others have been picked up by families from our distribution center. Each one of these packages costs $50 each, but we are asking our considerate donors to be generous with their donations as every single penny will make a difference.
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