Although UMR provides food assistance through a variety of its programs throughout the year, we give special attention to cultural occasions like Ramadan and Qurbani celebrations to deliver dignified and culturally-sensitive nourishment options. Our Qurbani and Ramadan food programs do not only aim to alleviate poverty and malnourishment with access to nutritious food, but also works to overcome barriers to access and to social inclusion which are specific to refugees, the internally displaced, and marginalized communities.
Here are the updates so far…
May 14, 2020, UMR distributed 100 food parcels to the most vulnerable families in Hudaidah, Yemen. A UMR representative explained that, “people were crying from happiness.”💛 UMR has been working in Yemen for years. From building bakeries to supply people with free bread, to providing orphans with essential care, we are committed to improving the quality of life in Yemen. As we continue to receive donations, we plan on providing as many food packages to as many people as possible.
UMR has been working as quickly as possibly to deliver life-saving food aid in Lebanon.🙏🏼🙏🏼 Just last week, we distributed 211 in the Palestinian Badawi camp in Tripoli. In the next 3 days, distributions will take place in the poorest villages of Tripoli. As we know by now, the economic situation in Lebanon has pushed thousands of people into poverty. While we have begun to ease their suffering, there is a lot more to be done.
Along with our partners @all4jor UMR distributed 500 food parcels to the most vulnerable families in the country. This week, we will be distributing another 500 food packs in Jerash, Amman, Zarqa, Jordan Valley, Marka and Madaba.
UMR has delivered over 500 grocery bags of food to families in need across the U.S. Working with partners like the YMCA of Dallas, TX and Arlington, VA, and volunteers in Philadelphia, PA, recipients received food staples such as cooking oil, fresh bread, produce, pasta, sauce, canned veggies, and more.