Islamic Relief to distribute immolations [Archives:2006/909/Business & Economy]

January 5 2006

Islamic Relief in Yemen is conducting this year's immolations project in the governorates of Hudeida, Lahj, Abyan and the capital.

Khalid Al-Muwalad, the organization's resident representative, confirmed this year's slaughtered animals will cost $41,500 and be distributed among the poorest families, widows, orphans and disabled. He expects 3,120 families will benefit from the project implemented during Eid Al-Adha, assisting some 21,840 individuals.

He said distribution will be coordinated with charitable societies and local authorities choosing the project's target families. This project is among various projects and programs Islamic Relief conducts in Yemen.