UMR boasts a strong medical gifts-in-kind supply chain. We work with private medical providers to procure medical supplies ranging from disposables such as gloves, bandages, and prescription medications to equipment critical to the success of a healthcare institution such as x-ray and ultrasound machines. This is a critical tool for capacity building of hospitals as it frees up monetary resources to hire new doctors and reduce the cost burden on patients.
UMR has provided medical shipments containing life-saving medicine and supplies to Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan and Lebanon, and continues to send containers to countries in need.
Eid is a day of celebration and happiness for Muslims throughout the world. However, for many children, this happiness is tarnished by poverty, depriving them the luxury of new clothes even on this festive day.
This year, why not donate an Eid gift and make this wonderful celebration really special for a vulnerable child? Our Eid gifts only cost $25 and will put a smile on the face of a little orphan.
In Yemen, over 80% of the population — approximately 24.1 million people — is in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is worsening. The ongoing conflict has severely interrupted the availability of food, leaving millions of Yemenis displaced and in need of food assistance.
UMR’s Charity Bakeries provide bread to the most vulnerable families in Yemen. UMR, working with local partners on the ground, has completed the construction of one Charity Bakery in Aden and works in partnership with Mercy Bakery to ensure warm bread and food staples are delivered to the most underprivileged communities.
Charity Bakeries employs staff who are selected from local communities including vulnerable people who are food insecure, women who are widows, and older persons with large families. Ingredients are procured locally, and families of concern are provided with vouchers which are brought to the bakery in exchange for loaves of bread.
Security concerns have left international organizations unable to reach many aid recipients, which highlights the need to procure as many foodstuffs and ingredients as possible from local sources. UMR continues to leverage fluid on-the-ground networks to reach families who lack the basic means to survive and ensure that lack of funds, conflict, or location does not stop people from accessing food.
Cholera Emergency Response in Hodeidah and Raymah Governorates – Funded by UMR & WHO
Almost five years of intense conflict have exacted a heavy toll on Yemen’s health system, impeding the proper functioning of its water and sanitation services. As such, the spread of diarrhoeal diseases has reached unprecedented levels; the World Health Organization reported in October 2017, there were over 815,000 suspected cases of cholera. The seriousness of this is underlined by the fact the only other major outbreak of cholera since 1949 (the humanitarian crisis following the Haiti earthquake in 2010) recorded a similar number of cases over a seven year period – Yemen has managed to surpass this in six months. Worst affected by cholera and other waterborne illnesses are the country’s most vulnerable. With little to no resources for public health departments and sanitation workers, the ability of Yemen to both prevent and fight the disease is greatly weakened.
In partnership with the WHO and HA, this project improved access to cholera treatment through the establishment of 5 cholera treatment centers (CTCs) and 34 oral rehydration centers (ORCs) to reduce the spread and limit the overall mortality rate of cholera in the targeted communities & districts of Al Hodeidah and Raymah Governorates in Yemen.