Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Yemen Peace Project Fundraiser

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Yemen Peace Project Fundraiser

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MARJORIE RANSOMinvited guests to her Washington, DC home on May 31 for a private sale of antique and newly created jewelry from Kamal Rubaih and his World Friend shop in Sana'a, Yemen. Ransom wrote the first English-language book on Yemeni silver jewelry, a masterpiece titled Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba (available from AET's Middle East Books and More). Invitees were asked to bring a check for the Yemen Peace Project to help fund three Yemeni charities. Even those who were unable to attend helped raise $7,400.

The funds went to House of Light, run by Sahar Nuraddin, which delivers food and necessities to the needy in Aden; Yemen for Development Foundation (YDF), a local NGO based in Sa'ada focusing on the most vulnerable, especially children; and the Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development, in Taiz and Sana'a, which trains young Yemeni men and women to distribute desperately needed supplies through tunnels and on back roads. …

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