ACTNews, AMRAN – One of the skinny hands of a Yemeni displaced child in the Al-Tahsen refugee camp in Amran City appeared clutching the food and drinks handed to them. The slender body, covered in filthy and ragged clothing, was finally able to consume nourishing meals.
The refugees were delighted on Monday (4/25/2022) because the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team distributed iftar packages. The ACT team gave 800 Iftar packages, including rice, beef, dates, and fruit, to the IDPs.
According to Firdaus Guritno of ACT's Global Humanity Network, with this help, they should be able to fill up and have a favorable impact on the health of the IDPs' bodies.
"Iftar distributed is fresh food that contains high nutrition. Insha Allah, it will nourish the IDPs who have been experiencing health problems due to lack of sufficient and nutritious food," said Firdaus, Wednesday (4/27/2022).
IDPs in almost all Yemeni refugee camps are suffering from food insecurity. According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), 13 million people in Yemen are hungry due to the long-running conflict and a lack of humanitarian aid from the international world.
The difficulty of obtaining food grows, especially during Ramadan, since the prices of all staple foods and other necessities rise. According to the World Food Programme, the food insecurity in Yemen might increase by 5 million instances by 2022 due to the country's ongoing civil war.
According to a UNICEF assessment, the conflict in Yemen has had a significant impact on children's health and nutrition. Yemen's acute malnutrition rate is estimated to be as high as 2.3 million children. It is made worse by the depreciation of the Yemeni-Rial currency, which makes food and medicine highly expensive and difficult to obtain.