Local Nottingham charity, Muslim Hands, has distributed food aid in the city of Taiz, Yemen, over a two-week period. 735 food parcels were distributed reaching over 5,000 beneficiaries. Each food parcel contained nutritious pulses, grains, flour and vegetable oil to last each family for a month. Four years of civil war and regional conflict has ravaged Yemen, leading the country into what the UN has referred to as ‘the world’s worst famine in 100 years’. 75 per-cent of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance with 8.4 million at risk of starvation. As well as providing immediate aid, Muslim Hands is setting up long-term projects providing food, clean water and medical care. To find out more about Muslim Hands and the work we do visit our website muslimhands.org.uk or call 0115 911 7222.
Shakil Sidat, Muslim Hands Programmes Director, says;
‘Visiting the people of Yemen and seeing first-hand the situation these families are living in, is truly heartbreaking. The scale of the emergency is unimaginable. Whole generations are losing their childhoods, families are broken and communities are lost. It will take years for Yemen to rebuild and for families to have the amenities we all take for granted.’
Yasrab Shah, Muslim Hands Fundraising Director, says;
‘The current situation in Yemen is horrifying. These are a noble and blessed people who are on the brink of starvation. I urge everyone to help us provide lifesaving aid to the people of Yemen at their greatest time of need. This simply cannot be allowed to happen on our watch in the 21st century. Act now.’