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Yemen: Mercy-USA distributes food packages and household kits to homeless flood survivors in Hadramout

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From November 17 to November 19, 2008, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development's Disaster Response Team distributed food packages and household kits

to over 4,600 persons left homeless by severe flash floods in the Hadramout Region of Yemen.

The team distributed food packages and household kits to 325 displaced families (over 1,900 persons) in the towns of Broum, Sheher and Tiwila, as well as to

families housed in the Siddiq School in the city of Al-Mukalla. In addition, Mercy-USA distributed food packages to 2,730 homeless persons in the Tareem area.

The food packages contained rice, pasta, sugar, cooking oil, dry milk, canned tuna, beans, cheese, tomato paste, tea and a protein-enriched sweet.

The household kits consisted of blankets, mattresses, laundry detergent, bar soap, baby diapers and feminine hygiene pads.

For more details on these distribution, please click here.

Severe flash floods in the Hadramout and Al-Mahrah regions of Yemenhave killed about 200 persons, with scores of others reported as missing.

Up to 25,000 persons are now homeless!

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You may send your contribution immediately through the secure online donation form on our website, or mail it to:

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Attn: YemenFlood Relief
44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201
Plymouth, Michigan48170-3869