Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Save a life in Yemen

aka YRRF   |   MERCER ISLAND, WA   |  https://yemenfoundation.org/

Mission

The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation’s aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers vis-a-vis the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, and support relief and reconstruction, while facilitating peace campaigns.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Dr Aisha Jumaan

Main address

3216 74TH PL SE

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040 USA

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EIN

82-2418739

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. 24 million people require humanitarian assistance 20 million require emergency food assistance 8.4 million are at risk of famine 1.1 million pregnant women and 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition 5 million children are at risk of famine 3.3 Millions internally displaced 17.8 million lack access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene > 1.4 million cholera cases between April 2017 to end of 2018 We hope to do our part in alleviating some of the hardships experienced by the people in Yemen through providing Relief and health services and advocating for peace.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Baskets

We distribute Food Baskets to those in need to sustain a family of 6 for one month

Population(s) Served

Provide medicine to health centers for free distribution to patients who can not afford to buy medications

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CEO, the board/officers, the director of the office in Yemen and all the people distributing our goods in Yemen are volunteers. We have an extensive network of volunteers throughout Yemen.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We distributed food baskets to about 7000 families with 42,000 that last each for one month. We reached the most inaccessible.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CEO spends 50% of the time working for the organization, while the director in Yemen spends 80% of his time. Board/officers and those in the field carry all activities throughout Yemen.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children throughout Yemen received school bags with school supplies to ensure that the cost of these items don't stop children from attending school/.

Number of people with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We distributed water filters to 500 internally displaces people in two camps in Aden and Lahj ensuring that they have clean water. This would reduce the risk of cholera and other water borne diseases

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We distributed winter clothing for children in the highlands of Yemen where temp can be below zero. We also distributed blankets to families in these areas.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation’s aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers vis-a-vis the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, and support relief and reconstruction, while facilitating peace campaigns.

Strategic Aims:

1. To prevent humanitarian disaster by raising awareness across the board, raising funds and supporting relief efforts

2. To facilitate a just peace that considers all segments of the Yemeni population

3. To advocate for support for Yemen during the reconstruction period

Provide relief services to the most needy and in hardest to reach areas.
Partner with organization in the US to advocate for peace in Yemen.
Help in the reconstruction phase of Yemen, especially in the health and education sectors.
Provide program that support Youth in learning about peace and coexistence that are rooted in Yemeni culture and Islamic principals

Organization is currently providing relief and health services. We are well connected in Yemen with communities throughout the country. We have a strong network of Yemeni volunteers who have been implementing the services. We are in the process of hiring staff through grants. Our progress to date with an all volunteer organization both in the US and in Yemen have been impressive.

These are some of the activities that we implemented.

By Dec 2018, reaching and feeding over 110,000 individuals throughout Yemen, especially hard to reach areas
Support local charitable bakeries and the center for the blind
Provide 100s of people with warm blankets and warm clothing
Supply 100s of school children with school bags and uniforms
Provide 100s of children with new Eid clothes.
Distribute meat during Eid Al-Adha to 1000s poor families
In many of the places we delivered services, we were the first people to provide aid because of the difficulty in reaching these areas.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Ali Mokdad

University of Washington

Term: 2019 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Arab-American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/12/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.