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YEMEN CRISIS APPEAL

The British-Yemeni Society has been following with concern the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen since 2014.  The Society is especially aware of the plight of the families and friends of our members in the country.  As a response to the continued crisis it decided in 2015 to contribute £2,000 of its own funds in support of the Yemen Crisis Appeal.  The Society divided its initial donation equally between the International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent and the Médecins Sans Frontières.  More recently BYS has supported small, local charities in Mukalla, Aden and Sanaa and also ACT (Action for Child Trauma International (actinternational.org.uk) which trains and supports local people and NGO staff, giving them the skills to treat children and young people traumatised by conflict, violence and disaster.

Since that early donation the Society has been able, with the help of donations from the BYS membership and bequests, to donate well over £30,000 to aid in the relief of suffering and deprivation in Yemen. We invite BYS members to continue supporting this charitable work while it is still so evidently needed.  Donations may be made by direct transfer using the bank details shown on the Membership Application form  (Membership Form).  If you would like to make a donation by cheque or by any other means, please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@b-ys.org.uk .

For every pound donated the Society can reclaim 25 pence gift aid. We would like to ask members who have not yet done so, and are UK tax payers, to complete the Gift Aid declaration which can be downloaded (Gift Aid Form) and, when completed, be sent to the Treasurer at the mail or e-mail addresses shown.