About Us

Be the catalyst for change in Yemen, working with dedication and belief to overcome disaster.

WHO

WE ARE?

Saba Relief & Development Foundation is a UK registered charity that is exclusively focused on raising funds for Yemen. With Yemen being one of the driest, poorest and least developed countries in the world, we are doing everything we can to make a positive difference.

After more than five years of conflict, Yemen has become (according to the United Nations) one of the largest humanitarian crises globally. The latest statistics show that over 12 million Yemenis are in desperate need of life-saving assistance. Basic services, and the economy, are on the brink of collapse. Livelihoods have been destroyed; imports of food, fuel and warm clothes have become severely restricted.

In July 2015, having recognized the severity of the mounting suffering, we declared Yemen a level 3 crisis, thereby setting in motion a UN-wide surge response. We understood the need to shift gears and mobilized our most experienced staff.

With countless homes damaged or destroyed, and as conditions continue to deteriorate, civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence. When the conflict started, many people fled with just the clothes they were wearing and now live in tents, damp unfurnished buildings and makeshift self-built shelters without adequate food, warm clothes, heating or electricity.

Recently, the situation has become extremely difficult with millions suffering from malnutrition and the country finding itself on the brink of famine. It is estimated that a child dies every 10 minutes as a result of malnutrition and preventable diseases.

Saba Relief recognises that there is a shortage of media coverage highlighting the plight of Yemen and its people, which, in turn, has significantly impacted the ability to raise funds and gather support. Nevertheless, we have focused all our efforts to alleviate the suffering in Yemen and this focus is one of our guiding principles

OUR HISTORY

The charity was established in 2012 after the realisation that Yemen was heading towards a crisis. Once Saba Relief was established, our representatives travelled to Yemen to witness first-hand the humanitarian catastrophe and began to identify the projects and campaigns we could support and implement.

Throughout the years we have been able to create more projects to benefit more people. Our office on the ground in Yemen allows us to make practical, informed decisions about the best use of our aid; it also allows us to seek out new ways to help people and grow our operations to bring relief to as many as possible

Vision

Be the catalyst for change in Yemen, working with dedication and belief to overcome disaster.

OUR GOAL

Mobilize funds and deliver aid to all those of greatest need in the country of Yemen, especially children.

MISSION

Be the catalyst for change in Yemen, working with dedication and belief to overcome disaster.

OUR GUIDING

PRINCIPLES

Focus

The challenges and calamities faced by the population of Yemen are ever increasing, yet their plight is often under-represented in the media. Saba Relief’s management and most of the team are of Yemeni descent and have strong ties to the country, which we believe can be used effectively to highlight their predicament. The organization is entirely geared to work towards alleviating the suffering of Yemen and its people.

Humanity

We aim to implement projects that provides tangible relief and help to those in need. Your ongoing support of the vital work we undertake in the field, demonstrates to our beneficiaries that there is hope for the Yemeni people, and that they are far from forgotten. We believe that our shared humanity compels us to help the ordinary people of Yemen, regardless of their circumstances

Neutrality

Saba does not directly or knowingly work to serve the interests of any political or religious group. We aim to provide aid to all the people of Yemen irrespective of any religious, political or geographical affiliation. Our goal is to assist all individuals with impartiality and without prejudice whether they are citizens, refugees or those without a recognised status.

WHAT

WE DO