IBB, YEMEN, October 22, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian aid organization, delivered COVID-19 preventative assistance to 700 families in Yemen, where the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is taking place according to international observers.
As part of ongoing humanitarian efforts in Yemen, Baitulmaal’s COVID-19 response measures include providing clean water and hygiene kits, conducting 100 preventative hygiene educational sessions, and distributing 6,000 awareness brochures with illustrated instructions on how to reduce chances of infection to displaced people in Ibb and Ta’iz governorates in Yemen.
Elizabeth Sohail, Baitulmaal programs manager, said the organization’s efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Yemen focus on preventative measures in addition to providing much-needed resources and supplies.
“We’re working to ensure that the people of Yemen are aware of the coronavirus and have access to essentials like clean water and soap in order to protect themselves and their families,” said Sohail.
According to the United Nations, four out of five people in Yemen are already in need of life-saving aid. “The worst-case scenario — which is the one we’re facing now — means that the death toll from the virus could exceed the combined toll of war, disease and hunger over the last five years [in Yemen],” said Lise Grande, head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in a June 5, 2020 CNN article “Yemen coronavirus: Experts fear nation could suffer one of the world’s worst outbreaks.”
Since 2018, Baitulmaal has sent over $5.6 million in aid that provided meals, antibiotics, medical supplies, and hygiene kits to 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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