Our Charity Restaurants

Published : April 28, 2020


Yemenis have never suffered as much famine as they do now. 

Yemen has been in a state of protracted conflict since 2015. The United Nations (UN) has
declared the last six years of the crisis as a system-wide Level 3 humanitarian emergency.
Level 3 responses are activated in the most complex and challenging humanitarian
emergencies, when the highest level of mobilization is required across the humanitarian
system. 75 percent of the country’s population (22.2 million people) are in need of humanitarian
assistance. It is estimated that more than 32% of the country’s territory is in a state of famine,
while 2/3 of the population is food insecure. According to the UN World Food Programme,
malnutrition rates among women and children remain among the highest in the world, with 1.2
million women and 2.3 million children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic intensified the hunger crises in the country. Hence, humanitarian
responses towards improving food security in the country is of utmost importance.

Y30 aims to provide food assistance by distributing hot meals to the most vulnerable families in one of the
poorest and densely populated areas in the Sanaa city, Musayk district. The project was
launched in 2018 and up to July 2020 1 million hot meals have been distributed, benefiting 6000
people every day.

The restaurants provide meals every day, from 10am to 1pm.

This project seeks to secure resources required to continue the initiative and
meet the growing demand of meal distribution.

Each donation can make a difference today, we need your help!

Some figures:

  • 2 restaurants 
  • 2 cooks and a team of volunteers per restaurant
  • 6000 beneficiaries daily 

This project is supported on an ongoing basis by the Y30 association, notably by occasional donations from the communes of the canton of Geneva, the city of Geneva, individual donations and the Trafigura Foundation.