Loading of Humanitarian Aid for Yemen Commences
We finally have a breakthrough for sending humanitarian aid to Yemen. The Port of Aden has reopened. For six months virtually all ports of entry into Yemen were sealed off. Loading of the first eight containers commences this week; on Thursday we load two each at Pietermaritzburg and Bramley, and on Saturday another two each at the same centers. This is the first batch. We are expecting to load 20 containers collectively.
Members of the public are most welcome to visit us at the two sites during loading. Anas al Hamati, Yemen Country Manager, will be at Bramley during the loading process. He can answer questions on the present situation in Yemen. Items that we are loading and accepting includes rice, oil, sugar, flour, nutritional biscuits, tinned food, beans, soups, sanitary pads, diapers, blankets, new clothing, shoes, towels, personal hygiene packs and medical supplies. Presently 13 million people are on the brink of starvation, medical services are severely compromised, and the country is in crisis as the economy has virtually shut down. Provision of drinking water is a huge necessity. Cash contributions into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052278611, Branch Code 057525. Please send deposit slip by email or fax with full contact details for acknowledgement purposes. Details call toll free 0800786777, Allauddin 0836677179, Salim 0836512006.