Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation (YRRF)

Category: Humanitarian 

Headquarters: USA

YRRF aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers about the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, support relief and reconstruction efforts, and facilitate campaigns to bring peace to the country.

* Information taken from the YRRF website.

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YRRF Relief Projects in Yemen

As of May 2020

Medicine and Medical Supplies

Location: N/A

YRRF has provided five cancer centers with medicine donated by the group Americares.  We have negotiated a donation of laboratory reagents to Ministry of Health labs to confirm the H1N1 influenza outbreak in December of 2019.  We also secured reagents for the diagnosis of the novel Corona Virus COV19 to public health laboratories in January 2020 through a generous donation from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. We also work with medical organizations to ensure donations of essential medicines to Yemen.

Income Generation

Location: Hajjah, Saada, Sana'a

The goal of the project is to enable poor and vulnerable families in Yemen to generate income in a sustainable way in order to improve their food security, self-reliance, and dignity in a time of severe deprivation because of  the ongoing conflict. We have projects in Hajjah, Saada and Sana’s Governorates.

Winter Clothing

Location: N/A

This project provides needy and internally displaced families in the highlands of Yemen with blankets and warm clothing. This support will reduce the risk of diseases, especially respiratory illnesses that are more common in the cold weather. It will also allow children to go to school without undue suffering from the cold. During the 2019 winter season, we provided winter items to over 3200 people.

School Supplies and School Bags

Location: Hajjah, Hudaydah, Al-Jawf, Saada

To support the needs of Yemeni children we distribute school supplies and school bags to those whose families can’t afford them. In 2019, we reached 2300 children, in regions ranging  from the highlands of Hajjah to the sea shores of Hudaydah and the Al-Jawf and Saada areas with active fighting.

Water Filters

Location: Aden, Lahj

YRRF has distributed 1200 water filters to places with high cholera incidence. An additional 1500 water filters are being distributed and another 2000 are being shipped to Yemen.

Food Baskets

Location: N/A

YRRF has distributed 1200 water filters to places with high cholera incidence. An additional 1500 water filters are being distributed and another 2000 are being shipped to Yemen.

Orphan Support

Location: N/A

YRRF orphans project provides sustainable support for over 450 families caring for orphans less than 14 years of age throughout Yemen.  

Water Purification and Renewable Energy

Location: Hudaydah

YRRF received a grant to install Water Purification and Renewable Power systems in three hospitals.