Imam’s Ramadan humanitarian mission in Yemen

Imam Adam Kelwick has recently travelled to Yemen to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the holy month of Ramadan. The humanitarian situation in Yemen remains dire; civilians are on the cusp of famine, with epidemic outbreaks of disease and attempting to navigate the trauma’s of war.

Kelwick, on behalf of the Human Relief Foundation, intends on providing urgent food assistance to one of the worst hit cities in Yemen, Taiz. During this month, he will prepare hot iftar meals every evening through a community kitchen and provide medical aid for the poor and displaced. If support and funds continue post-Ramadan, the Human Relief Foundation’s Community Kitchen intends on continuing its provision of food and medical aid in Yemen.

Imam Kelwick’s journey, as documented on Facebook, is outlined below:

My first few hours of my visit to #Yemen have broken my heart 💔🇾🇪💔I found a little girl on the streets rummaging…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tomorrow our team is heading here to Taiz to establish the Human Relief Foundation Community Kitchen which will serve…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 14, 2018

In two days time we will be opening the Human Relief Foundation Community kitchen in Taiz, one of the worst affected…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 14, 2018

April was the deadliest month for civilians in #Yemen according to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and over a…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Special prayers from #Yemen 🇾🇪 for the people of #Palestine 🇵🇸

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"All the different factions fighting in Yemen only know how to demolish things. They don't know how to build."- Former Engineer, #Yemen#SendYemenFoodNotWeapons

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Currently making final preparations to ensure that people in #Yemen will have food to break their fasts with during the…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

When you have to pour bottled water over your toothbrush to clean it instead of using the tap because of the cholera epidemic :(#SendYemenFoodNotWeaponswww.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rare drone footage of the destruction of the city of Taiz in #Yemen has just been released a few hours ago by Brazilian photographer Gabriel Chaim.We are literally in our vehicle right now heading to Taiz to set up an emergency kitchen to provide as many hot meals there as we can. One humaitarian organisation has already stopped working in the city of Taiz due to security concerns.Follow my account to receive regular updates throughout my trip here.Please keep the people of Yemen and the HRF team in your prayers. To support our work here visit and share: www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Heavy thunderstorms have arrived in several parts of #Yemen today. On our way to open the emergency kitchen in Taiz we'…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ramadhan Mubarak from Yemen. Please keep the people here in your du'as.

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

al-Hamdulillah, the HRF team has arrived safely in Taiz, #Yemen, one of the worst affected places during the conflict….

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

War, disease and thunderstorms and we are still determined to help the needy in #Yemen.Ramadhan Mubarak!!! We break our fasts in less than 3 hours. Keep us in your prayers, you are in ours.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 17, 2018

War, disease and thunderstorms and we are still determined to help the needy in #Yemen.Ramadhan Mubarak!!! We break our fasts in less than 3 hours. Keep us in your prayers, you are in ours.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 17, 2018

I didn't eat with the poor today.Why?Although it was my intention to sit and eat with the people in #Yemen we're…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 17, 2018

When you struggle with the long the fasting days in the UK, spare a prayer for your brothers and sisters in #Yemen who…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 17, 2018

I'll be honest, it's difficult.That's all I'm saying 😢

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 17, 2018

It's Friday! It's Ramadhan!Share some blessings!www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Friday, May 18, 2018

I'm supposed to be distributing food, but I can't help having a laugh with the kids. 🤣🤣🤣www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Friday, May 18, 2018

"We have four children and our 24 year old daughter is severely disabled" said Muttahir from Taiz."We never know where…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Friday, May 18, 2018

A message to all those who are praying for our work or donating or sharing or liking or supporting in any way possible,…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Friday, May 18, 2018

I was in two minds whether to share this video with you or not.This is always the hardest part of emergency response humanitarian work, looking into the eyes of people who have heard there is food being distributed, only to get to us and find out there is none left. Their disappointment and upset leaves a lump in my throat every time. And then I try and empathise and imagine how they must be feeling. Hungry, upset, helpless…Every single time it's heart breaking. And I feel so bad for not being able to provide for everyone, even though I know it's next to impossible to do anyway. Then all I can do is share a message like this on social media and hope that more of you will come forward and support allowing us to get through the next group of people, but even then there will be people left over at the end with nothing, and I'll have to look into their eyes again. :(Please support the work we're doing here in #Yemen so we can help as many people as possible. www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[PLEASE SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Friday, May 18, 2018

Salim and his two sisters came to the HRF community kitchen yesterday and had a proper meal. al-Hamdulillah.We want to…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Saturday, May 19, 2018

What an amazing sight!Literally driving through the clouds on our way from Taiz to Aden, where our emergency aid projects in #Yemen will continue.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Human Relief Foundation are in #Yemen right now distributing food, medication and huge smiles :)www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Just heard gun shots outside again :(#SendYemenFoodNotWeapons

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Could you live in a house like this?Tomorrow we are returning to a very remote part of #Yemen close to Bab al-Mandab…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Sunday, May 20, 2018

We're going from house to house in the middle of the night delivering food parcels to those who deserve help in the Yemeni city of Aden.Make sure you make the most of us being in the ground and sponsor a food pack for £60, or anything small is welcome.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Sunday, May 20, 2018

This family of ten live in a storage shed from the British period. We delivered a food pack to them.Make sure you make the most of us being on the ground and sponsor a food pack for £60, or anything small is welcome.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

#SendYemenFoodNotWeapons🇾🇪

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

We are currently sat with the representative for over 450 displaced families who are living on a rubbish site close to…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

Another day has gone by when our team has given their iftar food away because the people we're with are in such a dire need :(www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

This group of 450 displaced families have NO HOUSES, NO PROPER WATER SUPPLY AND NO FOOD. Not even dates to break their fasts with.Please please please share this post so we can raise enough to deal with their water and food.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen[PLEASE SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

Fatima is over 70 years old, lives in a house made of scrap wood and metal with eight other people in Aden.When we…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Monday, May 21, 2018

Yesterday we provided emergency medical supplies to two hospitals in #Yemen. In Ras Amran and Ras…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Do you know what this is?It is a medication called Concor and is used for serious heart conditions. It costs less than…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A few of the the faces of children in #Yemen whose families received food from you over the last two days.We've seen…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WHY isn't Yemen in the news??? There is an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe here and no one seems to be bothered about…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Allahu Akbar!!! Just got a phone call from someone who wants to send us over 5 tonnes of emergency food supplies to…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Some truly blessed people have been supporting our work in #Yemen. I won't name them but believe me, they are the kinds of people you want praying for you and your work 💚www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

When we found 450 families forced out of their homes by the conflict living in houses made of sticks without even dates to break their fasts with 😢We went away and spent all our money on dates for them and now we want to return and take them food so they can at least have proper meals. It's the least we can do.www.justgiving.com/EmergencyYemen#SendYemenFoodNotWeapons[SHARE]

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 24, 2018

It's Friday again! You know what to do!Share this.

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Returned back safely from #Yemen yesterday. Our amazing team are still there on the ground working hard.Today I'm…

Posted by Adam Kelwick on Thursday, May 24, 2018

 

To follow Imam Kelwick’s journey, or to support his humanitarian efforts, Imams Online will be posting updates, you can follow his Facebook or donate via JustGiving.

Ramadan Kareem!

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