history

In 1990, North and South Yemen were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. Public rallies in Sana'a inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt - slowly built momentum starting in late January 2011 fueled by complaints over high unemployment, poor economic conditions, and corruption.

Some protests had resulted in violence, and the demonstrations had spread to other major cities The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in late April 2011, in an attempt to mediate the crisis in Yemen, proposed an agreement in which the president would step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. His refusal to sign an agreement led to heavy street fighting and his injury in an explosion in June 2011. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2014 in October 2011 calling on both sides to end the violence and complete a power transfer deal. In 2011 the Huthis expanded a major offensive against military units and tribes against their Yemeni rivals to overrun the capital. In February 2015 the President escaped to Saudi Arabia and asked the GCC to intervene militarily in Yemen. In April 2015 Saudi Arabia announced completion of the operation but the fighting continued into 2016 when the UN brokered a deal to cease hostilities between the warring parties.

Yemen facts in Numbers
27,392,779 population
47.4 deaths/1,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate
$2,500 Average Family Income
27%Unemployment Rate
Life in Yemen

Life for Relief and Development started working in Yemen in 2009 by providing relief during emergencies. After the recent crisis that started in 2011, Life has been providing medical supplies and equipment to hospitals, emergency relief items such as blankets, cook stoves and food items to poor and displaced families needing assistance, food baskets and fresh meat to struggling families during Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha and most recently provided a large shipment of medicines to WHO in Yemen.

Yemen: SPECIAL NEEDS
$150 EMERGENCY BASKET FOR ONE FAMILY

Emergency baskets are designed to provide immediate aid and relief to survivors of natural disasters and wars. Currently, we are in need of additional baskets in Mosul (Iraq), Syria, and Haiti. 

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Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.

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Medical Supplies

Life procures and distributes medical supplies, equipment and medicines to hospitals and clinics in Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and many other countries.

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Udhiyah

Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.

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