IBB, YEMEN, February 12, 2020 —Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed a winter blanket distribution in war-torn Yemen where internally displaced Yemenis are struggling with cold weather without adequate shelter.
Yemenis fleeing the violence often leave their homes with little more than the clothes they are wearing. When they find a community of fellow displaced families, there is rarely shelter available. Many Yemeni families have to craft together shelters from debris they find nearby.
In these conditions, winter months are especially difficult. Baitulmaal worked with its partners and field workers inside Yemen to distribute 400 blankets to 100 displaced families in Ibb, Yemen.
“It gets cold in Ibb, especially at night,” said Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager for Baitulmaal. “These families need winter assistance as well as food, medicine and other aid and we feel blessed to have donors who help us make these deliveries possible.”
Baitulmaal recently funded a medical mission with IMANA Medical Relief that provided healthcare screenings, treatments and medicine to more than 900 displaced Yemenis. Baitulmaal was also featured in news outlets across the country for sponsoring a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness and funds for humanitarian relief in Yemen.
If you would like to learn more or to contribute to the emergency relief programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.
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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