The people of Iraq are undergoing extremely difficult times. With the escalating violence and the threat of war looming in the region, a humanitarian crisis is slowly unfolding leaving families worried about how their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter will be met in the coming weeks.
Updated on 12 March 2018
(Photo taken near the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri mosque in Aden, Yemen)
There is a major humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Recent events have led to hundreds of people killed and many more injured. Thousands have fled their homes and are struggling to find basic necessities, such as food, water and shelter.
Out of the population of over 20million in Yemen, nearly 1,000 are Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri’s. Many have lived there for years. They are at risk of losing everything, including their homes and businesses.
The latest reports from the World Health Organisation indicate that since 19 March 2015, more than 700 civilians have been killed and more than 2,900 injured.
The situation continues to worsen day by day. The UN high commissioner for human rights has already warned that Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse".
There is acute shortage of drinking water, food and habitable shelter. Families are facing difficulties in obtain essential such as food and they have to do with what little is available. With daily increasing number of casualties, hospitals too are struggling to cope.
The World Federation has launched an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the current conflict in Yemen. Through your support, we will be providing humanitarian aid to those who need it most – food, water and shelter being the most important.
You can help.
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WF-Aid is delighted to share with you the 2017 Ramadan Relief Fund Report.
This year several individuals, couples and families will be embarking on the spiritual journey of walking from Najaf to Karbala to commemorate Arba’een. These people from different parts of the world will unite to complete an 80km walk through war-torn Iraq from the holy city of Najaf to the land of Karbala. They shall walk for three days during the daytime with the scorching desert sun bearing down upon them and they will rest in the evenings in makeshift tents, when the blistering cold takes over as temperatures rapidly plummet.