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IBB, YEMEN, January 5, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed an emergency winter aid delivery to 600 internally displaced Yemenis suffering from poverty, malnutrition and disease.
Food baskets containing a month’s supply of meals were provided to 100 families who lost their shelters due to displacement in recent months. Recipients include families with edlerly, special needs, disabled, ill, pregnant or breastfeeding members. Four hundred blankets were also distributed to vulnerable families in addition to 100 hygiene kits and winter essentials.
The critical aid is in response to the deteriorating situation in Yemen, according to Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal.
“Malnutrition is worsening,” Sohail said. “COVID-19 has driven even more Yemenis from their homes, leaving them in danger from hunger and the cold unless we act quickly.”
According to the UN, one in five children are severely malnourished, and 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly six years of conflict has displaced an estimated 4 million Yemenis, and the International Organization for Migration reports that 100,000 people were displaced in 2020 due to continued political unrest, insecurity and COVID-19.
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 contribute to the emergency aid 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, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.
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