As Muslims all over America enjoy the comfort, peace, and security of our homes with hot food on our tables every single day. We must also think of our brothers and sisters in Yemen who are dealing with an ongoing civil war, COVID-19 pandemic, widespread Malnutrition/Starvation, and a broken healthcare system.
The United Nations reports the following regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen:
- 21.2 million people require urgent humanitarian assistance, 9.9 million of whom are children. This is four-fifths of the entire population!
- 3 million are now suffering from acute malnutrition
- 500,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition
- A child dies every 10 minutes from malnutrition or disease
- Save The Children foundation estimated that 50,000 children died of hunger/disease last year
The Peninsula Islamic Association (PIA) is currently working with local and trustworthy brothers in the USA who are based in Daly City, California(Brothers Zaid, Nashwan, Mohamed). These brothers have local contacts on the ground in Yemen who will be working directly with us to assist our brothers and sisters in Yemen during this difficult time.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi). On the day when all other shade will be gone, Allah (SWT) will shade and shelter those who give charity and care for the poor.
PIA’s goal is to deliver essential goods which we’re calling “food-packs” and each food-pack will last 30 days for a family of 5, insha’Allah.
1 food-pack we donate will consist of the following:
Infant Milk Powder
The total cost for each food-pack will be $100 dollars/Per Family and this will also cover the cost for delivery and other logistical expenses.
We encourage those who Allah has blessed with more wealth to sponsor multiple families (2/3 families if possible).
Donations are Zakat and Sadaqah eligible. Please specify in the comments section if donation is for Zakat or Sadaqah or General donation. If comments are left blank we will assume it as a general donation.
Insha’Allah, we plan on serving families in the following cities/towns in Yemen:
Al-Amanah Sana’a, Al-Salkhanah Al-hudaydah, Al-Seeyani Ibb, Al-Mahadir Ibb, Yareem Ibb, Baddan Ibb, Al-Nadirah Ibb, Ibb Inner City and refugees in Ibb, Damt Al-Dali, Katabah Al-Dali, Dhamar Inner City and Refugees in Dhamar, the City of Sana’a , and refugees in the City of Marib.
Nabi (SAW) said, “None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself” (Bukhari).
With that being said, we humbly request all of you to donate with an open heart so we can support our brothers and sisters in Yemen in this dire time of need. May Allah (SWT) accept your donations and make it easy for Muslims all over the world, aameen!
Keep in mind that all donations to PIA are Tax Deductible, for each transaction made you will receive Donation Receipt from Gofundme.
Organization Name: Peninsula Islamic Association
Tax ID(EIN): 47-1621265