August 7, 2021
Mona Relief delivered today monthly food aid supplies to 65 households at al-Azaraqeen IDP hosting site in Hamdan district of Sana’a governorate.
Today’s distribution was the sixth round of food supplies that delivered to IDPs in the hosting site.
The project, which was funded by Mona Relief’s fundraising campaign in Patreon started for first time in March 2021 and lasted for 6 months.
The food supplies match the FSAC Minimum Food Basket (Food Security Cluster in Yemen) as each food aid basket contains 75 kg of wheat, 8 liters of cooking oil, 24 cans of beans, 2.5 kg of sugar, and 1 kg of salt.
The total number of beneficiaries is 65 families and almost 488 people.
Even before fighting broke out in early 2015, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. With an average life expectancy below 64, the nation is ranked 179th out of 189 in the 2020 Human Development Index.
Over five years of conflict have left thousands of civilians dead and 4 million people displaced. Its impact on the country’s infrastructure has been devastating, with major overland routes and airports severely damaged.
Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, 16.2 million Yemenis are food insecure.
Malnutrition rates among women and children in Yemen remain among the highest in the world, with 1.2 million women and 2.3 million children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. Of these children, 400.000 are at risk of dying without treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic now poses a new threat to the people of Yemen. The economic impact of COVID-19 on countries like Yemen – struggling with poverty and divested by conflict – may be more devastating than the disease itself.