Al-Ameen's campaign to aid

Al-Ameen’s campaign to aid the displaced

A bloody war and intense escalation are still taking place around the areas surrounding the Yemeni governorate of “Maareb” all because of Houthi militias that daily bomb residential areas and displace hundreds of thousands of families from their homes and force them to flee to less dangerous areas in the city.

The clashes have led to about twenty thousand displaced people fleeing their camps in the districts that are witnessing confrontations with the Houthi militia, and they moved to the city directorate and the valley directorate to escape the fighting, under very bad humanitarian conditions, as they lack tents and blankets, and they also need medical care and facilities, besides providing food.


UN statistics

According to forecasts and statistics issued by the united nations, more than 100000 people are at risk of displacement if fighting continues in and around Maareb governorate, and the website stated that the UN spokesperson said that the humanitarian partners reported the continuation of intense fighting across frontline areas in Maareb governorate, which led to Large waves of displacement since the beginning of February.

In the daily press conference from the permanent headquarters of the united nations in “New York” the spokesperson for the Secretary-General, “Stephane Dujarric” said that about 20 thousand people were displaced from the governorate of Maareb between February 8 and April 10, and he said in this regard: “Most of those who were forced to flee They are among the one million displaced people who are actually living in the governorate, which is the largest number of displaced people in Yemen”.

These actions reflected greatly on the poor families residing in the city, who suffer from a financial deficit, and it is already difficult for them to secure their livelihood, and the same applies to the displaced who were displaced to the city, and whose population density increased the prices of basic materials due to the high demand for them.


“Al-Ameen” initiates

Accordingly, it was necessary to respond to that problem, and to stand by the needy groups in their ordeal, and from this standpoint the role of the “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support has emerged in securing food baskets that help in the food security of the neediest families and contribute to alleviating the effects of the humanitarian crisis in Yemeni society, where more than 700 Yemeni families of residents and displaced persons have been reached, covering about 3600 beneficiaries.

Al-Ameen has been and is still a partner in the humanitarian response in Yemen and is working hard to be a permanent aid to the affected families, always standing with the needy and alleviating their suffering and pain, especially since the existing humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst crises in the world now, and it is worth noting that the cost of the response plan humanitarian Yemen has reached 3.85 billion dollars to help 16 million people this year, and according to Dujarric, only 21% of this amount has been funded so far.





Supporting orphans in Yemen

Orphans in Yemen need extraordinary care due to their painful reality and their sensitive situation on various levels, and it is no secret to anyone that children come at the forefront of human groups that always require special attention and careful follow-up in all areas, especially in times of wars and conflicts, where children are exposed to a tremendous number of psychological pressures and physical and moral deprivation.

With the increasing activities of “KS Relief” in Yemen following the conflict that has been going on for more than seven years, the reality of Yemeni children – especially orphans – is clearly evident in a way that calls for urgent intervention in order to support them and strengthen their steadfastness, as the available numbers and statistics indicate the reality of Yemeni orphans And their families – which amounted to more than a million orphans – to the extent of the tragedy they are experiencing.

“IRVD” with the support and funding “KS Relief” launched the project of “Supporting Yemeni orphans and strengthening their resilience” in several Yemeni governorates, through which the focus would be on a complete program in the context of supporting orphans in Yemen, through the sponsorship system and the restoration of rehabilitation, integration and empowerment of orphans in Yemen.

The latest statistics indicate that there are more than 1.1 million orphans in Yemen, and a previous report on orphans in Yemen states that 60 percent of them cannot complete their education, three percent of those with special needs, and four percent suffer from psychological problems, while nine in 100% of mothers of orphans suffer from chronic diseases and disabilities, and 70% of orphan families lack the necessary health services, and they are unable to buy medicine and bear the cost of treatment in hospitals.

In addition, orphans are the most affected groups as a result of the recent war in Yemen, which has caused a large number of children in general to suffer from many psychological problems that cannot be easily treated in the short term. Also, most of the orphans are not currently enrolled in school, but have had to work for providing their basic requirements, and some of them resort to begging and others to theft, not to mention that some Houthi militias have recruited these orphan children to forcibly fight in their ranks.

In general, the idea of ​​the project of supporting orphans in Yemen depends on providing integrated care for the families of orphans, and economic recovery, through providing shelter and food, as well as educational means for orphans, access to services and ensuring their regularity in education, and the project also includes providing psychological and health care for orphans.

The project also works in general to improve the conditions in which orphans and their families live in light of the difficult conditions in the country, in order to preserve them from displacement, deviations and extremism, and to reunite families so that they do not disintegrate and become vulnerable to loss, and in order to establish them in their original areas as much as possible.

During the month of March, a cash sponsorship was distributed to nearly 300 orphan children, as communication takes place through groups on a daily basis at the association’s office, and the sponsorship is delivered to them, documented on paper and in the media. A medical examination was also performed for about 300 orphan children in the center that was contracted with, and a procedure was conducted. The necessary examinations and dispensing of medicines, as 15 children were examined daily, and the cases of children who had chronic disease were followed up, and then they were referred to specialized doctors.

In addition, psychological support activities were implemented targeting all orphaned children, and a psychological support team was present, choosing a suitable place, implementing purposeful mental and movement activities, motivating competitions and distributing symbolic gifts for children. Psychological cases of children were also followed up, where sessions were held for orphans with a psychiatrist. A girl was referred to the center and her psychological sessions were followed up.