YEMEN AID

YONKERS, NY   |  https://www.yemenaid.org/

Mission

Yemen Aid provides much needed humanitarian assistance and resources to the Yemeni people, regardless of race, political affiliation, ancestry or religion, in a timely and efficient manner in order to positively change lives, and ultimately save lives.

Ruling year info

2017

Principal Officer

SUMMER NASSER

Main address

PO BOX 238

YONKERS, NY 10704 USA

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EIN

81-4112042

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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Ambulance Service

Yemen Aid's ambulance service treats illnesses and injuries that require urgent medical response, providing out-of-hospital treatment and transport to definitive care.

Population(s) Served

According to the UN, Yemen is on the brink of the "worst famine in the world in 100 years!" The best way to assist the Yemeni people is by sponsoring a food aid project (starting at $5,000 = 200 food baskets = 1,000 people eat for 30 days). For additional information, please contact us.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Yemen Aid is one of the few organizations that is 100% dedicated to providing aid to the Yemeni people and putting an end to the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Established in 2016 by passionate young professional Yemeni-Americans, Yemen Aid is an organization driven by immediate impact, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

Dealing with the current challenges Yemen and its people face requires problem-solvers who are willing to take risks. Yemen Aid emerged out of a pursuit to aid, and support the Yemeni people, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

Yemen Aid provides emergency humanitarian relief, medical assistance and aid that is long term and sustainable.

We believe that the dynamics of Yemen’s needs are complex and crucial to the livelihoods of its citizens. This is why Yemen Aid was established by Yemeni-Americans to bridge the gap of their vision and perspective to the rest of the world.

In this unique manner, we believe that our role is crucial to humanitarian development in the country. How we approach the necessities of urgent aid and long-term sustainable projects vary from district to district and province to province within the Republic of Yemen. This is especially true during Yemen’s current conflict where over two-third of the country’s population face imminent starvation and famine and half of Yemen’s medical facilities have closed its operations.

We mediate through challenges of implementing projects on the ground – even in most difficult circumstances. Yemen Aid navigates through difficulties to provide hope to Yemenis while also building a bridge of communication between the world and Yemen.

At Yemen Aid, we understand the complexity of Yemen’s conflict and cultural norms. Through our local understanding, we work together with locals to establish the most efficient and respectful manner of delivering aid. This means that we take the time to listen to their concerns, needs and overall outlook for what they think is best for their community.

We work with a full set of staff to ensure that compassion and priorities of Yemenis in Yemen come first. Through ethical and transparent procedures, we have appropriate policies, including procurement procedures, to lay ground work on what are best items for each project.
Additionally, we have a number of eager volunteers to give back to their communities.

Yemen Aid's commitment to full dialogue and deliberation not only is part of our work in Yemen, but also within our Board of Directors in the United States. We work together to discuss best practices and deliberate on tough decisions for overall success.

FOOD SECURITY:

Yemen Aid implemented emergency food relief projects that consist of thousands of food baskets and bread distribution to the most vulnerable in major districts and provinces that faced conflict and violence. Our belief is that we distribute quality items in each food basket to preserve the dignity of Yemenis. This means that we take the extra mile to request freshly grinded flour and ensure that all items are of its best quality. We also work on specialty food baskets in respect to the month of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting once a year that is practiced by Muslims.

WASH:

At Yemen Aid, we are focused on ensuring Yemenis access to clean water they deserve. We found that lack of water access prevents children and young women from school and causes displacement within communities. Through our sustainable solar water well projects, we have helped thousands of families in rural communities gain the independence they need to have clean water without traveling miles away from their homes. Ultimately, allowing family members to focus on their priorities of raising a family and participation of educational development for their children.
Hygiene projects are also imperative to maintaining health and personal development. Personal hygiene truly works to defend an individual from the spread of bacteria and prevent treatable illnesses. Our hygiene kits are a testament to our promise on our value of preserving the dignity of Yemenis no matter where they are from or what they believe in. We distribute our hygiene kits to internally displaced and poverty-stricken families that have lost much of their belongings in the conflict. We also assist in educating beneficiaries on how to best use items that are provided in the hygiene kits.

MEDICAL AID
Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has resulted in the collapse of the health sector, hindering the lives of millions and completely crushing the development of women and children. More than half of Yemen’s facilities have closed due to lack of resources, supplies and medicines. We have supported multiple hospitals that intake hundreds of thousands of patients across Yemen. Through the support of our partners, we have supplied Yemeni hospitals with medicines, medical supplies and lifesaving tools for emergency medical needs.

HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

A free, 24/7 ambulance service that is open to support all emergencies in Hodeidah is one of its kind. This service has witnessed victims of conflict and welcomed new life to the world. We also created the first ever breast cancer clinic in the province of Lahj which populates over one million residents.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Due to the needs, Yemen Aid would like to rebuild Yemen through long-term projects in all sectors of Yemen. We aim to support and teach the Yemeni people to survive, flourish and prosper even after aid agencies slowly lessen their work in Yemen in the years ahead.

Financials

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YEMEN AID

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

SUMMER NASSER