The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The wral.com in November 2018: Humanitarian Crisis
In an October 27, 2018 article IRUSA was named as reputable partner for aiding the crisis in Yemen. The news report discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region caused by continuous military conflict over a three year span. The rate of famine has dramatically increased with BBC News reporting of 85,000 children already deceased. IRUSA is working with field partners to provide emergency aid.
“The unsettling images of emaciated children staring up from hospital beds drew strong reaction from readers this week when The New York Times published “The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War,” an interactive article documenting the catastrophic effects of the civil war in Yemen.
Three years of fighting between Saudi-backed government forces and Houthi rebels have created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Yemen, the region’s poorest nation even before the war, now faces potential famine. The United Nations warned this week that half its population may soon rely entirely on humanitarian aid to survive.
Though Saudi-backed forces have used blockades to keep humanitarian aid from reaching areas controlled by the Houthis, some aid groups have still managed to work in country.
— Islamic Relief USA delivers food, clothing and medical supplies and provides health screening, farming support and business training. ”
Read the full post on wral.com