Welcoming Eid, Fulfilling the Needs of Yemeni IDP

If they are not even able to fulfill their needs in Ramadan, what about their preparation for Eid-ul-Fitr?

ACTNews, SANA’A – For the Internally Displaced People (IDP) trapped amidst the conflict in Yemen, fulfilling their needs during the month of Ramadan has been an utter struggle. Food is scarce, and the collapsing economy has made it even more difficult for them to afford basic supplies. Some of them had to wander the city, visiting their neighbors and nearby markets for some food.

The IDP in Sana’a has been spending Ramadan amidst conflict for four years consecutively. They now live in refugee camps and decrepit houses. This condition reflects the impact caused by the conflict in Yemen on its people.

If they are not even able to fulfill their needs in Ramadan, what about their preparation for Eid-ul-Fitr?

A day before Eid, on Tuesday (6/4), Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) visited the IDP in Sana’a. Andi Noor Faradiba of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT stated that there were hundreds of Eid Gifts in the form of food packages that were to be distributed to the IDP in Sana’a.



Starting in midday, the distribution of the Eid Packages took place on a quite spacious field. Hundreds of Yemeni IDP gathered to receive the Eid packages from the muhsineen in Indonesia. According to Faradiba, the aid from Indonesia for Yemen has been distributed quite often. This time, the aid was given so that the IDP can celebrate Eid joyfully.  

“Alhamdulillah, we have distributed Eid Gifts in the form of food packages to 200 IDP families in Sana’a. May the aid that was supported by the generosity of Indonesian people be able to fulfill their needs on the day of Eid so that they can also joyfully celebrate this festive occasion despite living in refugee tents in difficulties,” hoped Faradiba. []