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Feeding Yemen is a student-led initiative that aims to raise awareness and funds for vulnerable children and families suffering from the ongoing famine. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Yemen, a country that is currently facing the largest humanitarian and hunger crisis in the world. For every dollar you donate, you will be providing food for a child, who would have likely died from starvation or other preventable causes otherwise.
Putting things in perspective:
80% of Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid.
2 in 3 Yemenis can't afford to purchase food
1 in 2 are on the brink of starvation.
Around 2 million children under 5 require treatment for acute malnutrition
$60.00 USD would be able to provide a month's worth of food for a family of 5-7.
All donations collected from this fundraiser will be used to carry out a project with Yemen Aid, a New York based organization that provides humanitarian assistance and resources to Yemeni people, regardless of race, political affiliation, ancestry or religion while utilizing 100% of your donation towards food relief. They have been able to achieve this as their management team is entirely comprised of volunteers.
We hope you join us in support of the Yemeni families. Check out our Instagram page and Website for updates and more educational resources! Thank you!
Pictures used in this post are from our Summer 2020 project.