People impacted by devastating floods in Yemen are receiving much-needed help, thanks in part to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Torrential rains and heavy flooding devastated the area around the Yemeni city of Aden in April, killing more than 100 people and displacing more than 160,000. The Church’s humanitarian arm, Latter-day Saint Charities, has partnered with Rahma Worldwide to provide supplies to nearly 2,000 displaced families. The donated items include kitchenware, cooking fuel, rugs, pillows, blankets, mattresses and 125 large tents to house multiple families.
In this video, the government of Aden describes the relief efforts and thanks Latter-day Saint Charities for helping its citizens.
“Our Church has a long history of helping victims of natural disasters, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or political beliefs,” Middle East/Africa North Area President Anthony D. Perkins said. “As we are doing in Yemen, we seek to follow the example of Jesus Christ by helping to relieve suffering wherever we can.”