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SANAA, YEMEN, May 6, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently delivered food staples to provide 703,500 meals to people in Yemen suffering from poverty and hunger.
Around 1,750 Yemeni families were provided food packages in Sanaa and Al-Hudaidah, Yemen. The food packages contained items such as flour, rice, sugar, beans, tomato paste and oil. The packages were distributed for the Ramadan season, a time marked by fasting, charity and worship.
Yemen has long been considered the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world,” and 80 percent of the population — about 24.3 million people — are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN. Food insecurity and malnutrition are among the most urgent situations Yemenis face, with approximately 20 million people suffering from hunger on a daily basis. The crisis in Yemen is so dire that UN aid chief Mark Lowcock once said that “Yemenis are not ‘going hungry.’ They are being starved.”
Baitulmaal delivered 60,300 meals to Yemenis earlier this year, in addition to a $4M shipment of medicines and supplies and COVID-19 prevention assistance since the global pandemic hit. The charity also installed a $25,000 solar-powered, deep-water well in the Yahya Yousef village of Yemen’s Al-Hudaidah governorate in January.
The New York Times lists Baitulmaal among highly rated charities providing aid in Yemen. If you would like to learn more or contribute to these and other 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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