Qurbani meat for vulnerable Yemeni families

from Islamic Relief
Published on 23 Oct 2013 View Original

As the food crisis in Yemen continues, with some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world, Islamic Relief was able to ease some of that hunger during Eid al-Adha 2013.

Islamic Relief Yemen distributed over 750 Qurbanis, reaching more than 3000 families in Sana’a, Amran, Aden, and Abyan.

Poor families, particularly those with orphaned children or disabled family members, were prioritised, ensuring the meat reached those who need it most. Some of the families who benefited were Syrian, having fled their war-torn country in search of safety in Yemen.

For many of the families, receiving Qurbani was a welcome luxury. “Meat is not in our daily diet,” said Ali Abdullah, a disabled man living with his family in Amran. “This Qurbani project made me and my kids happy, we are now able to eat meat for two to three days.”

Islamic Relief’s Qurbani programme aims to reach millions of vulnerable people in Yemen and around the world. Last year, we distributed meat to more than 3.2 million people in 29 countries.