It is the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world: the conflict in Yemen, which has been ongoing since 2015, has plunged the country into immeasurable hardship. Out of a population of 30.5 million, more than 24 million are dependent on humanitarian aid - that is 80 percent of the population.
"The suffering in Yemen is hard to imagine," says Michael Frischmuth, who is responsible for the Yemen projects of Dia-konie Katastrophenhilfe. "The lives of the weakest are particularly at risk".
Also the administrative district of Hajjah in the west of the country, one of the regions of the country that is particularly affected by cholera. Many internally displaced persons also take refuge there in search of protection. The living conditions of the population are precarious, the cholera figures and the risk of falling ill are correspondingly high.
The risk of dangerous diseases is particularly high for children and adolescents: in recent years they have had the highest rate of contracting the deadly infectious disease.
In Shabwa Governorate the population is supported by hygiene measures. Together with the partner organisation Yemen Family Care Association, YFCA, public drinking water tanks are maintained and repaired. In addition, tankers and water treatment tablets are being used to improve the supply of clean drinking water. Around 35,000 people benefit from the project.
The wells are often located far away from the villages. For this reason, the water is pumped through pipes into tanks, which are easier to reach for the population of entire regions. To keep the water clean, pipes and lines must be sealed and maintained. "These technical improvements are of enormous importance in the fight against cholera," explains Frischmuth.
We sincerely ask you for the financing of this important project, especially in times of corona.Together with our partner organizations, we improve hygiene conditions for people in Jemen. For this purpose we build latrines and hand washing facilities and we distribute urgently needed hygiene articles. These include soap, towels and disinfectants. In order to be able to help in a targeted manner, we determine the concrete needs in advance. Together with our partners we also carry out information campaigns. In this way we show, for example, how proper hand washing can protect against infectious diseases.
Please set more than one example and help us to intensify our project activities in Yemen.
Thank you so much, and: stay save!