Nutritious Iftar Packages Prevent Yemeni IDPs from Starving for a Whole Day

Iftar packages were distributed to more than 500 Yemeni IDPs in the city of Taiz so that they will have food to break their fast and don’t have to starve themselves for a whole day.

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Yemeni child in the city of Taiz receives an iftar package from the ACT team. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TAIZ – Yemeni IDPs in Taiz City have spent five years in camps. The raging war has displaced them and shattered their lives. They don’t have enough daily bread as poverty and hunger ensnare them. 

In the holy month of Ramadan, their worries become compounded as food becomes scarce. Even if there’s food, they don't have enough money to buy it. They are currently dependent on aid from the international community to survive. 

This Ramadan, the people of Indonesia are working together to satiate the hunger of their brothers and sisters in Yemen. Through Aksi Cepat Tanggap, hundreds of iftar packages were given away to Yemeni IDPs in Taiz. 

"In the month of Ramadan, of course, we don't want our brothers and sisters in Yemen to fast for 24 hours because there is no food. We must not allow them to break their fast with empty plates and cups. That is why we carried out this program," reported Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Network team, Wednesday (4/20/2022)

Iftar packages were distributed to at least 580 refugees in several areas in Taiz City, southwest Yemen. One iftar package contains rice, meat, vegetables, and bread. The ACT team and volunteers in Yemen distributed the iftar packages by directly visiting each refugee's residence.

The conflict in Yemen has been going on for more than seven years. Tens of thousands of lives have been lost. It is estimated that as many as 21 million civilians, around 80 percent of the total Yemeni population, need humanitarian assistance. The United Nations (UN) says the current condition in Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis the world has ever seen. It is estimated that half a million children are acutely malnourished. []