MONA
Yemen Organization for Humanitarian Relief and Development

One Heart . One People . One Humanity

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THE FOUNDERS
FOUNDER:  FATIK AL-RODAINI

Fatik is a Journalist and a Human Rights activist based in Sana'a, Yemen. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass-media from Sana'a University. Following the invasion of Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its allies, Fatik began posting real time blogs and tweets on Social Media. Through this medium, he met the Co-Founder, Dr. Karim, and Mona was founded.
Fatik is responsible for volunteers, sourcing, and distribution of critical aid 'on the ground'. He puts his life on the line everyday to distribute aid under dangerous conditions.





CO-FOUNDER:  DR RS KARIM

Dr. Karim holds a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology and a Masters in Visual Communication, he has worked for the UN for a number of years and was posted in Somalia during the war. He has worked closely with a number of International charities in a collaborative capacity, bringing an added wealth of experience to the table.
Dr. Karim is responsible for International fundraising, promotions, communication, logistics and collaboration with other charities and organizations, he is currently based and coordinates Mona activities from London, England



OUR STORY
  1. The Begining
  2. Al-Khair
  3. The Spirit
  4. Our Name
  5. Veritas
  6. Our Projects
  7. IOM Yemen
  8. Khalsa Aid
Twitter Brought Fatik Al-Rodaini and Dr. R.S. Karim together. As friends who had both either experienced or seen poverty first hand, they discussed the situation in Yemen, the most impoverished country in the Middle East.

With a single intent and a single goal, an idea was concieved: the idea to somehow go around the current Blockade on Yemen and help those who are displaced by war. With this idea the #20ForYemen project was started on Twitter.

In as little as 10 days, Twitter responded to our initial call to action, and we raised $4200. This amount was enough to feed almost 150 families for a month. Mona Relief was on its way to bigger things

Our name, Mona, has a story of its own. Mona is the name of the lady who donated the very first $1000 for us to make our first delivery of food to Internally Displaced Person's (IDPs) in the area of Harf Sufiyan.

Mona's generosity and spirit of humanity was infectious; she exuded of positivity and compassion. Upon recognizing and appreciating her spirit, we decided to name our organization after her, as she exemplifies everything that is good about humanity.
The basic idea was to collect funds and send them to Yemen. Our fantastic ground crew, in turn, source and buy food locally and distribute it under the management of Fatik Al-Rodaini, the founder of Mona Relief who is based in Sana'a, Yemen.

This method is the only way to beat the complete land, air and naval blockade which is currently in place.

The idea has proven to be successful. We have thus far managed to distribute over 7 million meals to Internally Displaced (IDP) Families. Nonetheless, much more needs to be done.

Since April 2015, Mona Relief has distributed thousands of blankets, over seven million meals, school bags and kits to thousands of children so that they can continue their education in the face of adversity.

We have delivered hundreds of pairs of shoes to orphanages, clothes to thousands of IDP's, and have put into effect a program where our volunteers go door to door and deliver critical aid to the disabled and the elderly.

Our projects span from the capital city of Sana'a to  the Governarates of Amran, Hajjah and the port city of Al Hodeidah
OUR PARTNERS