ACT Presents Food Aid to the Internally Displaced in Sana'a and Marib

Food assistance provided regularly for internally displaced persons in Sana'a and Ma’rib is an effort to reduce malnutrition in Yemen.

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Yemeni IDPs receive food packages from generous donors. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MARIB, SANA'A – Sana'a and Marib are two areas in Yemen to which many of the internally displaced go to seek safety so much so that the IDP camp in Ma’rib is reportedly packed with IDPs. To this day, nearly 190,000 IDPs in the camp live in poverty.

In mid-October, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) came to Marib and Sana'a to deliver tens of kilograms of food aid. Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team explained that each package contains 20 kilograms of flour, 5 kilograms of the best quality rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, 12 cans of nuts, 500 grams of milk, 2 packs of pasta, and one kilogram of dates.

“The packages were delivered directly by ACT volunteers to the IDPs' tents. They were delighted to receive the foodstuff packages," added Said, Friday (22/10/2021).

Said explained that this assistance is expected to ease malnutrition in Yemen. Based on data compiled by UNICEF, there are 2.25 million Yemeni children suffering from malnutrition, 400 of whom are classified as acutely malnourished and urgently need immediate help. As the war in Yemen remains unresolved, this number can potentially increase every year.

In 2021, ACT has distributed thousands of foodstuff packages and ready-to-eat meal packages to IDPs in Yemen. "We really hope that we can keep giving the best assistance to the people of Yemen because there are still many Yemenis who have not been reached by humanitarian aid," hoped Said.[]