Mona Relief delivers food aid to 550 families in Aslam and Bani Quis areas of Hajjeh
October 20, 2018
In a 2-day mission carried out by Mona Relief's team in Aslam and Bani Quis areas of Hajjeh governorate.
Our mission was completely successful, despite all challenges that faced the team in its humanitarian work before and after the food aid distribution. Mona Relief was able to reach out 550 the most vulnerable families with urgent food aid baskets, also our team was able to deliver baby milk to tens of children suffering from severely acute malnutrition in Aslam and Bani Quis areas.
Our mission wasn’t easy at all, but alhumdellah we finally made it.
In the first day of our work we delivered food aid baskets to 420 most vulnerable families, leaving in Aslam area and eating leaves of trees and the area is registered the highest number for children suffering from malnutrition there.
Our food aid distribution was funded by Humanity First charity in Germany with 203 baskets, schools for peace in Poland 85 baskets, Intibint in UK with 17, our Kuwaiti donors 60 baskets, and Mona Relief's online fundraising campaign is 55 baskets.
In the second day of our mission we delivered 130 food aid baskets to families in Bani Quis area of Hajjeh based on a fund by Humanity First Charity in Germany.
Moreover, our team provided baby milk to tens of children suffering from malnutrition in Bani Quis area based on a fund by Mona Relief's online fundraising campaign.
Finally, what we have provided is too low comparing to the needs of people living in Hajjeh governorate and I'm begging here every single person in the world to contribute to alleviate the suffer of Yemeni people and donate here to help us at Mona Relief to help more people in the country.
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About Hajjeh Governorate
The Governorate of Hajjeh is one of the poorest in Yemen. It is composed of 30 districts , with no easy roads to access these areas. Almost 2 million people live there . They are too poor to buy seeds to cultivate, water is difficult to access, no NGO is working on the ground due to the war and the difficulties to reach these remote villages. 2 or 3 hospitals with no medicine are not working properly. This Governorate is 5 or 6 hours far away from the capital Sanaa.
In the first six months of this year, Hajjah province, where Aslam is located, recorded 17,000 cases of severe acute malnutrition, higher than in any full year on record.
Malnourished children, who were previously treated, returned to clinics in even worse condition — if they make it back at all. And deaths happen in remote villages where people can’t reach the health units.
Aslam is one of the poorest districts in the country, with hundreds of small villages, some isolated in the high mountains. Its population of 75,000 to 106,000 includes both local residents and accelerating numbers of displaced people who fled fighting elsewhere.
In terms of hunger, Aslam isn’t alone. As there are other districts closer to war zones which may not be getting food aid at all. But Aslam did see one of the province’s highest jumps in the number of reported children suffering from severe acute malnutrition: From 384 cases being treated in January, an additional 1,319 more came in over the next six months, according to local health records. That comes to around 15 percent of the district’s children.
Around 2.9 million women and children are acutely malnourished; another 400,000 children with severe malnourishment are fighting for their lives only a step away from starvation.
The number of people nationwide who would starve if they didn’t receive aid grew by a quarter over the past year, now standing at 8.4 million of Yemen’s 29 million people, according to U.N. figures. That number is likely to soon jump by another 3.5 million because the currency is losing value, leaving growing numbers of people unable to afford food, the U.N. warned this month.