The work begins as humanitarian aid organisation, Human Relief Foundation (HRF), has received its official charity registration, and prepares to open an office in the war-torn country of Yemen.
This registration means that HRF have the full Governmental support to operate in all parts of the country to deliver aid to those most in need. In addition, the registration also means that HRF staff can easily get visas and access, and can facilitate work for other charities wishing to aid those living through the world's worst humanitarian crisis of our time.
On January 14th, Projects Coordination Manager for HRF, Adam Kelwick, said: “Today was the day that I signed the agreement on behalf of Human Relief Foundation with Vice Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Dr Nazar Basuhaib. This is a big step and will open the door for many more people to receive support and aid. Over three years of planning has finally resulted in this achievement today and we will be able to bring our international staff here very soon to meet with our amazing Yemeni team on the ground.”
Millions of innocent civilians have been displaced since the conflict began, with an estimated three million Yemeni residents fleeing their homes. An accurate death toll cannot be confirmed, but it's estimated that at least 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of five have died from starvation.
HRF, which has offices across the world, have been appealing for donations through its Yemen Emergency Appeal, which currently focuses on food and healthcare. The appeal continues as support is desperately needed to fund set-costs of the new base in Yemen which will ensure thousands of people are saved from death and starvation.
To make a donation, please visit https://www.hrf.org.uk/yemen/ or call 0207 060 4422.
Note to editors
Human Relief Foundation is a registered International Non-Governmental Organisation.
Launched in 1991, it seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development, supporting local communities to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.
It is registered with the UK Charity Commission (1126281 & SC038671).
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