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Help Yemen This Ramadan: Starving Children Are Forced To Eat Leaves
Yemen is going through an unprecedented level of hunger, the likes of which have not been seen in recent human history. At least 5 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine and a further 16 million are “marching toward starvation”, as the country’s humanitarian crisis worsens. Aid workers describe ‘horrific’ scenes in one hospital where starving and malnourished children ‘look like skeletons’. Families are resorting to eating the waxy leaves of a local tree to survive, boiling them to soften them into a bitter-tasting paste that is slightly more digestible.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased costs, made access to resources, and distribution of aid more difficult.
How Are The Beneficiaries Selected?
Each beneficiary is carefully vetted and verified by the team on the ground that is connected to the local community. A strict verification procedure makes sure that your donations reach those who really need it this Ramadan. Al-Iltizam has been providing free bread via a bakery set up in Taiz and Zabid for a few years already. This gives them first hand access to the local community.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever gives Iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” [Tirmidhi] After hearing this Abdullah Ibn Umar used to only break his fast with orphans and the poor and needy. Imagine, if you help feed ten fasting brothers and sisters. You would get the rewards for their fasting as well.
al-Iltizam has successfully distributed 1,190 Iftars and 56,000 breads till Friday, 15 April 2022.
Your donations helped provide Iftar and bread to extremely poor families, internally displaced people, the elderly, the homeless and orphans in Taiz and Zabid areas of Yemen. 490 hot meals were provided in Taiz and 700 hot meals were provided in Zabid with over 56,000 bread distributed as well.
Al-Iltizam Relief Program Association is a Non-Governmental Organization registered since 8th April, 2013. Hailing from Malaysia, based in Shah Alam, Selangor, aiming to provide the less fortunate a ray of hope and relief, no matter where they are and who they are. Started with a mission to help Gaza, Palestine, Al- Iltizam’s support has quickly spread to other countries such as home ground Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Syria and Yemen.