Infectious diseases can spread rapidly, especially where many people live together in a confined space. To prevent this, educational work is necessary. That is why we are training 50 volunteers to become hygiene advisors.
As part of the project, we are working with our partners to train 50 community volunteers as hygiene advisors. "Hygiene advisors are important multipliers in the communities," explains Nina Skandalaki. "It is not enough to simply build latrines. It is important to create awareness among all residents to use only sanitary facilities and to stop defecating in the open. This is the only way to prevent infectious disease outbreaks in the long run."
The fully trained community helpers go from house to house educating families on important hygiene practices. For example, they explain how flies transmit diseases from excrement to food.
The conflict in Yemen, which has been ongoing since 2015, has plunged the country into immeasurable hardship: Of a population of 30.5 million, more than 20 million are dependent on humanitarian aid. According to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), more than 16 million people in Yemen suffer from acute hunger (as of Dec. 2021). Around 2 million children under the age of five are malnourished and thus particularly vulnerable to disease. We are on the ground with our partner organizations to fight hunger and prevent the spread of disease
The people in Yemen need our help. Thank you so much for continuous support with donations.
Yours, Michael Tuerk
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