Qadria and her family had a good life. The 20-year-old lived with her brother and mother in the Nihm district. They lived in a small house and Qadria had work: she painted women and girls with henna at wedding celebrations. Everything suddenly changed because of the war.
The family's life changed radically when the war reached their hometown. Their house was destroyed and they had to flee. "No roof protected us from the sun, no walls from the wind. We slept on the bare earth," the young woman recounts of her flight. Like so many, they fled to Marib province, to Al Gufeinah camp, a settlement for displaced people. There they persevered in a dilapidated and leaky tent that barely protected them from the elements. "It was a terrible time." At least she received help from our partner organization in Yemen..
Qadria received cash assistance for herself and her family and materials to repair the dilapidated tent. "I was very excited when I received the aid. I was finally able to help my family. Now our tent is finally tight and gives us some warmth and shelter." Thanks to this support, the family can now meet their basic needs necessary for survival.
As you perhaps know the situation in Yemen is extraordinary. This is the most severe humanitarian disaster in the world. Your support secures lives and helps us continue our humanitarian work in Yemen.
Thank you so much!
Yours Michael Tuerk
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's 80 percent of the population.
Shabwa: Help for more than 50,000 people
In the administrative district of Shabwa, too, the need is great. Almost half of the population has neither a water supply nor access to sanitary facilities, and many suffer from hunger. Together with its partner organization Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA), Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe is rehabilitating five drinking water facilities and repairing the associated pipes. 1,500 families receive vouchers for water containers so that they can transport clean water to their homes.
In addition, water filters are distributed and local water committees are trained to monitor water quality and maintain the technical facilities. In addition, hygiene kits are distributed, particularly needy families are provided with their own latrine and volunteers are trained as hygiene advisors.
To improve the food situation in the project area, 900 families participate in a cash-for-work program, and another 300 families receive cash assistance to cover their food needs. A total of 52,500 people benefit from the project, which was implemented with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Donor conference for civil war country: "The current need is frightening".
With a donor conference for Yemen, the United Nations wants to collect donations today to alleviate the current famine as much as possible. Michael Frischmuth, continental director for Asia at Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, commented:
"The acute need in Yemen is frightening and deeply concerns us. According to the United Nations, the number of malnourished children could rise by more than 20 percent over the course of the year compared to the previous year - 400,000 children are at risk of starvation. We expect the international community to make substantial commitments today to ensure the survival of hundreds of thousands of people in Yemen. Last year, donor countries provided only about half of the funding requested by the UN. This mismatch between need and aid must not be repeated under any circumstances."
This is why your support is absolutely required. Please donate so that we can continue our relief measuresr in Yemen.
Thank you so much
"We were looking for protection and stability," says the 20-year-old woman,Qadria, when you ask her why she fled the war in Nihm District with her elderly mother and disabled brother. She lived comfortably, in which she supported her family by drawing Henna to girls during wedding parties. Yet, when the conflict reached their hometown (Nihm) and destroyed their small house, the lives of them changed badly. No roof protects them from the sun’s heat, and no walls protect them from the cold wind. They took the sky as a roof and earth as a carpet to lay on.
Qadria decided to flee with her family, where they ended up at Al Gufainah Settlement for IDPs in Marib Gov. Luckily, they found a tent to live in; still, it was a dilapidated one. Qadria and her family lived a miserable life in that tent, where they suffered from the wind that entered from every opening in that worn-out tent.
However, Building Foundation for Development (BFD), funded by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH), reached Qadria, in which she received the cash assistance in the first distribution round. She was very excited to help her family, so she immediately
started buying the needed supplies and equipment to rehabilitate the tent. Currently, Qadria and other IDPs including the marginalized ones meet their minimum survival needs and improve their wellbeing due to this intervention.
“The tent was in a terrible state”, says Qadria, explaining that after getting the assistance, "I felt like someone who was drowning and was finally rescued.”, "They gave us some warmth. Before the tent was leaking and giving way to the chilly wind."
Six years after the beginning of the civil war, Yemen is still in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis that directly threatens the lives of the people and has a devastating effect on the basic services provided to the population. Together with our partner organizations we provide emergency aid.
Please donate to make this important projects going on.
Thank you so much!
The administrative district of Hajjah in the west of the country is one of the regions of the country particularly affected by cholera. Many internally displaced persons also take refuge there in search of protection. The Al-Malakha camp in the district of Abs has taken in a particularly large number of people in recent years, but cholera figures are also very high there due to the precarious living conditions. This makes it all the more important to improve hygiene care in the project region.
Together with the aid organisation Abs Development for Woman and Child Organisation, ADO for short, we care for new arrivals in the camps. We set up a latrine for each family. In this way the sanitary supply is permanently ensured. 300 displaced households benefit from this aid. This corresponds to around 3,750 people.
In the districts of Abs and Khairan Al-Moharraq, 1,000 families are supported by the new latrines. In addition, 30 volunteers are being trained in hygiene promotion. In future, they will pass on their newly acquired knowledge to the communities and conduct awareness raising events.
With your help we can provide more people in need with live saving actions. As one of few NPO's we are in Yemen through our partners on site.
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!
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