When food is a scarce commodity, then your normal life automatically consists of fasting. Ramadan is a time meant for reflection, revelation, revolution, and restoration.
Yet, our brothers and sisters in Yemen are suffering from a lack of food access because of the crisis.
Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, the World Food Programme reports that over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure.
Created in 2018-2019, Project Ramadan Breaking Fast focuses on helping people find a meal to break their fast within the holy month of Ramadan.
Food baskets are provided to families in need the entire month as well as water-well restoration.
We discovered that many people in certain neighborhoods had no means of breaking their fast, which lasted between 14 and 16 hours. We provided simple meals for about 200-300 people every night in 2019.
The team distributed the food in plastic trays by working in conjunction with Mercy Bakery and Mercy Kitchen to feed the people during Ramadan.
Humanity for Relief and Development wants to foster a community of helping those who need it the most.
“Whoever provides the food for a fasting person to break his fast with, then for his is the same reward as his (the fasting person’s), without anything being diminished from the reward of the fasting person.” -Prophet Mohammed’s Hadeeth Saheeh
Peace Be Upon Him
June 18, 2020