Providing families with life-saving food assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic
Therefore, we provided food assistance to 72 households in Aden. Moreover, benefitting around 504 people. For instance, Each individual received food rations in six installments.
Actually, Each food basket contains:
50kg of white flour
10kg of rice
5kg of sugar
5kg of beans
4.6kg of oil
Since 2018, a total of 15.9 million people in Yemen have been identified as food insecure. There are currently over 3 million internally displaced people who are in dire need. Due to ongoing conflict, the economic crisis, and the Covid-19 pandemic, food prices have risen, whilst food production has reduced and water quality is continuing to decrease.
We, therefore, provided food assistance to 72 households in Aden, benefitting around 504 people. Each individual received food rations in six installments.
Each food basket contains:
- 50kg of white flour
- 10kg of rice
- 5kg of sugar
- 5kg of beans
- 4.6kg of oil
Fawziah is a 60-years-old diabetic who lives in Yemen with her son, daughter-in-law, five grandsons, and her husband who is currently unwell. The family home was destroyed in the flash floods, leaving them with nothing. Fawziah and her family struggle on a daily basis to meet their basic needs. Moreover, the whole family is living in a single room without a bathroom or access to water.
Fawziah used to sell mangos. She currently has no source of income. Her grandsons travel long distances, up to 2 hours each time, to get water from old wells. The family share a bathroom with their neighbors and struggle to eat with their limited income.
”It has really affected my health negatively. I cannot sleep. I have been bitten by mosquitos. Sometimes I go to bed thirsty.
I’d really like to thank Islamic Relief Yemen for all their support. They proved that they are committed to supporting vulnerable people. For instance, they provided me with a food basket. Thus, I will go back home happy because I will be able to cook and eat.”– Fawziah