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Save Children in Yemen

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How would you feel if that bag of rice you usually buy at the grocery store for $20 now costs $52.80?!

We Need to Act Now!

After 6 years of ongoing conflict, economic turmoil, natural disasters, and now a global shutdown – families in Yemen have not been able to catch a break!

“Key Yemeni household staples have seen a more than doubling of prices, including a 133% price rise in wheat flour, 96% price rise in vegetable oil, and a 164% price rise in rice from February 2016 to October 2020.” (International Rescue Committee, 2021)

More than 20.7 million people are estimated as needing some sort of humanitarian aid in 2021 -16 million of whom are in urgent need of life-saving food. (Yemen Humanitarian Country Team, 2021)

NEVER in the history of the world has there been a worse humanitarian crisis than the one happening right now in Yemen.

Yemen relies on imports for more than 90% of its food and fuel needs (UNOCHA, 2021). And now, due to the current global shutdown, Yemen’s economy has taken yet another blow due to external conflicts, such as the fuel crisis, and the prices of bare necessities have increased even further!

According to the U.N, the needs of those afflicted will only get worse if the war goes on any longer -” causing civilian casualties, internal displacement and damage to critical infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, main supply routes and economic markets” (2021).

All of these factors have put one of the most vulnerable populations in the world in dire need of your help.

According to Save the Children (2021), “Almost 400,000 children under five are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and at heightened risk of death”
All of this, paired with the fact that global funding for Yemen has reduced by more than 40% in 2021 has made it more important than ever for us to help out our brothers and sisters in Yemen today.

Save them Now

But We’re Halfway Across the World, What Can We Do?
No matter what we do, we cannot stop the fighting and the reasons that they are starving in the first place.

We can feed them, though. And we don’t have to just drop off bags of rice and lentils which they can’t make use of without fuel and utensils.

In August of 2018, we opened our doors to the very first Mercy Bakery -a FREE public bakery where EVERY Yemeni regardless of age, gender, ethnicity/race, and religion can get access to fresh bread.

In the first location of Sana’a, Yemen, people flocked to the location and came away with bread for their families. The work of this first bakery quickly spread with the help of social media.

Supporters from all corners of the world came together to help us continue providing fresh food to the people of Yemen.

Thanks to their overwhelming support, and by God’s grace, Mercy Bakery’s reach quickly grew to 5 locations currently running across Yemen (in Sana’a, Taiz, Ibb, and Hodeidah). God willing, Mercy Bakery is expected to open 4 more locations by the end of Ramadan 2021 -totaling 9 free public bakeries across the country.

At our current capacity, Mercy Bakery can provide 14,400 loaves of bread daily through its current locations, and serve more than 223,200 direct & indirect beneficiaries per month.

But that’s not all!

Each new Mercy Bakery location is built with an added Mercy Kitchen.

Now families can also get fresh, warm, and nutritious ready-to-eat meals with their bread -consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables, all for FREE.

Consider how much of a delight it is for a mother, who is already struggling to make ends meet, to not have to cook and instead enjoy a nice warm meal for herself and her hungry kids.

This is the difference between dry goods packets and fresh-cooked food. A starving mother may have just enough energy to hold her child, let alone get up and cook for him.

This is why we wanted to go a step further, to prepare the food. We know the people and we know the situation. The workers that run our locations are orphans from Yemen, intimately aware of the hard life that their people face…
It is a labor of love and we don’t wanna stop doing it.

But there is so much more to do.

We not only want to stop this famine in Yemen, but we envision a world where every struggling community has a free public bakery with access to fresh-baked bread.

We cannot do this without YOUR proceeds & donations. We have our volunteers, and we have the resources on the ground.

We need your help to continue our work and to raise awareness and spread it across Yemen. And ultimately the rest of the world!

For just $50 today, you can help us provide 1,250 pieces of bread -enough to feed the next 179 families that rely on Mercy Bakery for their next meal.
Feed 179 Families Now

Be the Answer to Someone’s Prayers

Your generosity today will help free families from hunger so they can dedicate their time and energy to secure a brighter future for themselves.

With 400,000 children on the brink of starvation, your support today very well could be the difference between life and death for them.

Since Mercy Bakery opened its doors in 2018, it has received worldwide recognition across the world.

Dr. Omar Suleiman
(Muslim Scholar, civil rights leader, writer, and public speaker)

“Mercy Bakery has served over a million loaves of bread and has touched the lives of over 100,000 people. It goes beyond simply providing or even preparing the food for our brother and sisters in Yemen and in seeking to make this a global concept.” — Omar Suleiman

Imam Zaid Shakir
(Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College)

“Mercy Bakery’s mission is to provide the poor with good- specifically bread… In the future, Mercy Bakery with open locations all over the world (InshaAllah) for people who are in need- Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Please support these efforts and learn more.” — Imam Zaid Shakir

Dr. Debbie Almontaser
(American school teacher and community activist)

“I’m so honored and humbled to be able to support such an important project (Mercy Bakery) and give back to Yemen, given the humanitarian crisis right now… Today, there are five bakeries spread across Yemen through generous donations on Facebook…” — Dr. Debbie Almontaser


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