Islamic Relief in Yemen carries out qurbani project [Archives:2005/907/Local News]

December 29 2005

SANAA, Dec. 27 ) The Islamic Relief in Yemen is implementing the project of Qurbani for the year 1426 (Hegira Calendar) in the Yemeni governorates of Hudaydah, Lahj, Abyan, Ibb and the city of Sana'a with a total cost of 35 thousand Euros (US $41,000).

The project targets the poorest families, widows, orphans and people of special needs. Sacrifices will be distributed to around 21840 individuals during Al-Adha Eid days. In a statement to the Yemen Times, Khalid Al-mulad, the Islamic Relief Yemen Representative, confirmed that 5kg of mutton will be given to each targeted family during the Al-Adha Eid days.

The project will be implemented in coordination with the charitable societies, local authorities and district chiefs to select the targeted families. The project is one of a series of varied programs adopted by the Islamic Relief-Yemen.

It is worth noting that Islamic Relief has been working in Yemen since 1998, on Ramadhan and Qurbani projects, which have benefited over 25,000 people so far. Last year's Ramadhan Program distributed $32,000 worth of food to over 8,000 poor and needy Yemenis. Qurbani distributions in 2002 benefited another 4,000 needy people.