The New York Times is calling the situation in Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and lists Baitulmaal among highly rated charities providing aid in Yemen.
The United Nation’s 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview estimates that 17.8 million Yemenis don’t know where their next meal will come from. Nearly half of those who are suffering from food insecurity are on the verge of starvation.
The decreasing availability of food and fuel is placing 32 percent of all the districts in Yemen at a heightened risk of sliding into famine. With markets and trade routes disrupted and a blockage choking off essential goods, the people of Yemen are in urgent need.
The healthcare system of Yemen has also suffered. Only 50 percent of health facilities in high-risk districts are fully functional. This is leaving mothers, children and those suffering from illness without access to doctors, medicines and other healthcare resources.
On October 14, 2018, The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported an astonishing 1.2 million suspected cases of cholera since April. During that same time, they estimate 2,510 cholera related deaths.
Baitulmaal is working with partners on the ground in Yemen to provide urgently needed food and medicine. Currently, we are planning to send 200 food baskets containing flour, rice, sugar, beans and oil to displaced people within Yemen to alleviate food insecurity. We are also distributing 200 hygiene kits to push back against the cholera outbreak wreaking havoc on communities inside Yemen.
Baitulmaal has already sent two shipments of antibiotics, personal care items, health screening tests and other medical supplies worth an estimated $1,260,000 to help the people of Yemen — and we need to send more aid as quickly as possible!
About Baitulmaal, Inc.
Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya and Pakistan.
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The New York Times lists Baitulmaal among highly rated charities providing aid for Yemen.