300 families in al-Durehimi district of Hodeidah receive food aid baskets funded by Partners Relief and Development
November 6, 2018
In a 4-day mission of food aid distribution Mona Relief Yemen was able to reach out 300 most vulnerable families and IDPs living in al-Lawyia area of al-Durehimi district of Hodeidah in western Yemen.
Our Project there was funded by our partners in the USA Partners Relief and Development.
The food aid distribution was carried out in a very difficult time due to the ongoing fighting in and across the city of Hodeidah.
Mona Relief reached out with the this distribution more than 43000 families in Yemen since it was established in 2015.
Yemen has become a failed and devastated state. Since March 2015, 9,245 people have been killed and 52,800 injured. Coalition air strikes are the leading cause of civilian casualties. According to the U.N. Human Rights Council, civilians have repeatedly been the victims of "unrelenting violations of international humanitarian law." About 75 percent of the population — 22.2 million people — needs humanitarian assistance. Some 17.8 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from, and 8.4 million are considered at risk of starvation. Severe acute malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children under the age of 5. Half of the country's 3,500 health facilities are functioning and at least 16.4 million people lack basic health care. Medics have struggled to cope with the world's largest cholera outbreak, with more than 1 million suspected cases and 2,248 associated deaths since April 2017. More than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including 2 million who remain displaced.