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. Some 17.8 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and 8.4 million people are considered at risk of starvation! Severe acute malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children under the age of five. With only half of the country’s 3,500 health facilities fully functioning, at least 16.4 million people are lacking basic healthcare. Medics have struggled to cope with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, which has resulted in more than 1 million suspected cases and 2,248 associated deaths since April 2017.
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, 3 kg of dates, 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 $65 each, but we are asking our considerate donors to be generous with their donations as every single penny will make a difference.