- Title: Yemeni charity provides food for displaced during Ramadan
- Date: 5th June 2017
- Summary: SANAA, YEMEN (MAY 31, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS SORTING OUT FOOD SUPPLIES OUTSIDE BUILDING LARGE BOTTLE OF OIL AND OTHER FOOD SUPPLIES FOOD SUPPLY BAGS LAID OUT ON THE GROUND BANNER EXPLAINING RAMADAN CAMPAIGN BY THE 'AL BASAER DEVELOPMENT CHARITY' PEOPLE WAITING TO RECEIVE THEIR FOOD SUPPLIES VARIOUS OF PEOPLE RECEIVING THEIR FOOD SUPPLIES (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMAN FROM TAIZ, OM SAMY, SAYING: "I am internally displaced from Taiz and I've been in Sanaa for almost two years. We are 12 people, and I came to receive this food portion. May God bless them, whether its enough for us or not; may God bless them all." MAN FILLING UP FOOD SUPPLY BAGS ONTO WHEEL-BARROW MEN CARRYING FOOD SUPPLY BAGS VARIOUS OF MEN CARRYING FOOD SUPPLY BAGS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ONE OF THE WORKERS AT THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION, FAHD AL DAMNY, SAYING: "Today is the 10th year we are doing this Ramadan food distribution project but this year we're targeting internally displaced persons. Today we distributed to these internally displaced people from the city of Taiz almost 214 food portions and two, three days ago we distributed another 85 portions to emergency cases." MEN ALONG WITH WHEEL-BARROW FOOD SUPPLY BAGS LAID OUT ON THE GROUND
- Embargoed: 19th June 2017 10:48
- Keywords: charity war Ramadan food internally displaced Taiz Sanaa Yemen
- Location: SANAA, YEMEN
- City: SANAA, YEMEN
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K01EMT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: As war rages on in Yemen, charity organisations are working throughout the holy month of Ramadan to reach out to those that have been uprooted from their homes.
The Al Basaer Development Charity, lays out food bags in Sanaa ready to distribute to those in need.
From gallons of cooking oil to bags of rice and wheat, the charity hopes to alleviate the suffering of those who have left areas of intense fighting around the country.
"I am internally displaced from Taiz and I've been in Sanaa for almost two years. We are 12 people and I came to receive this food portion. May God bless them, whether its enough for us or not; may God bless them all," said Om Samy, an internally displaced woman from Taiz.
As the conflict continues, it is increasingly difficult for aid organisations to reach areas ravaged by the war.
In April the the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it was scaling up its food aid to tackle one of the world's worst hunger crises.
More than two years of civil war have cut food deliveries by more than half and pushed the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country to the edge of famine. The United Nations says nearly 3.3 million people, including 2.1 million children, are acutely malnourished.
''We distributed to these internally displaced people from the city of Taiz almost 214 food portions and two, three days ago we distributed another 85 portions to emergency cases,'' explained charity, Fahd Al Damny.
More than 21 million people, or around 80 percent of Yemen's population, are in need of humanitarian aid, the United Nations says, with officials warning that a quarter of Yemen's people are on the brink of famine.
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