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Tears of the Middle East: Yemen

Yemen, the capital of which is Sana, is a Middle Eastern country bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman. With a population of approximately 25 million, Yemen has coasts to the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The majority of Yemen, where the desert climate is effective, consists of Muslim Arabs. The main source of livelihood of Yemen, in where more than forty percent of population is children, is agriculture and economy. In addition, revenues from oil, natural gas and other sources also contribute to the economy. Due to the civil war that started after the Arab Spring, political stability could not be achieved in Yemen until today.

Civil War in Yemen

Yemen, which has a deep-rooted history and rich culture, has unfortunately been shedding tears for a long time. Freedom movements, which started in the Middle East in 2015 and called the Arab Spring, turned into armed conflicts and evolved into civil war in Yemen, as in many other countries. However, unlike other countries, Yemen could not get rid of the civil war and achieve political stability. Yemen, on which different countries lay a claim, has also become a playground for global powers who take advantage of this situation. The civil war, which has not ceased in the process until today, has not benefited anyone except for the global powers and has become a nightmare for the innocent people of Yemen.

IHCRO in Yemen

Unfortunately, Yemen’s civil war has turned into the suffering of innocent people. The people of Yemen under war conditions were incapable of even meeting their basic needs. Considering that more than 40 percent of the country’s population consists of children, the magnitude of the problem will be understood better. We, as IHCRO, closely follow the latest news in Yemen and provide all kinds of assistance to the Yemeni people. Alhamdulillah, we have provided about 2.3 million dollars of humanitarian aid for Yemen, so far. From water well to food packages, medical support to house construction; we try to meet all kinds of needs. Inshallah, we will continue to work with the same dedication in the future. May Allah be pleased with all our donors who have made this work possible.

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