United Nations: UAE efforts have helped normalize life in Yemen

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Representatives of the United Nations organizations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) praised the UAE’s active role in providing humanitarian assistance and development programs in the western coast of Yemen, which had a major role in the normalization of life , during a meeting that was attended by representatives of United Nations organizations, Mohammed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs of the UAE Red Crescent in Yemen, on the West Coast , to discuss mechanisms of cooperation and partnership in humanitarian work along the West Coast.

Al-Junaibi presented complete information on the nature of projects carried out by the UAE through the UAE Red Crescent Authority in the West Coast, including the rehabilitation and furnishing of 47 schools, 24 fish landing centers, 22 health centers, 31 projects in the solar water sector, In the electricity sector and various community projects for capacity development and promotion, in order to raise the level of income of Yemeni citizens in different cities and villages of the West Coast, and help them to improve their living conditions.

Representatives of United Nations organizations praised and encouraged The ongoing efforts and activities of the UAE, including campaigns to combat cholera, malaria and other activities that have contributed to serving the Yemeni citizens along the West Coast.

The Yemeni people also expressed their gratitude to the UAE support and help in a major popular march Hundreds of Abyan children gathered in the streets of Zanzibar at the invitation of the “Youth Forum of the Governorate”, holding flags of the UAE, to express their appreciation and thanks for the humanitarian and military efforts they have made to strengthen security and stability and to confront the Houthis war.

Participants showed slogans supporting the UAE, And denouncing the desperate attempts to undermine the UAE efforts and its important role and contribution within the Arab alliance, explaining that the UAE was the first to respond to the fraternal appeal and call for help, and to provide assistance and support to Yemen.

The UAE Red Crescent Society continued to provide relief assistance to alleviate the suffering of poor and needy families in various liberated Yemeni governorates as part of the humanitarian emergency response.

Mothers of Yemen between «poverty and death»


As the Houthis war raged in Yemen, the suffering of mothers and children widened to include those living in urban centers, including the capital, Sana’a, the most developed city in the country. Many mothers can no longer afford a safe birth or at least the thought of securing it.

On a hot night in the summer of June, Faj’a Mohammed al-‘Alfi, who lives in a remote village in the Kharf area, north of the capital Sana’a, was about 60 kilometers away from his wife when she passed away during their child labor and delivery.

Al-Alafi is unable to provide a means of transportation to help his wife until late in the day of childbirth. She and her son were on their way to the capital Sana’a when she died.

Al-Alafi’s wife is not the only one in Yemen, but thousands of mothers face the same fate, especially in remote areas and cities. Health centers have become paralyzed, and there are few delivery centers.

The maternal tragedy in Yemen is compounded by the lack of a culture of reproductive health for some mothers. ” her second child was five months when she became pregnant with a third child,” says Shaima. “I did not use contraception, And my husband couldn’t afford to buy enough milk for the child who is suffering from malnutrition.

While doctors stress the importance of good prenatal,  and postnatal feeding, it seems very difficult to do, in the hell of the four-year-old war, which has transformed Yemenis into an unprecedented economic hardship.

According to UNICEF reports, more than 10 million Yemenis suffer from extreme hunger, and more than 1 million pregnant and lactating women suffer from malnutrition. According to Wafa Salah, an obstetrician.

 Most women who visit hospitals and clinics In recent years have been severely malnourished, noting that some organizations such as UNICEF have provided in some health centers food that helps pregnant women to treat malnutrition.

With every day of the war in Yemen, the horrifying numbers of maternal deaths and their children are expanding. One visit to the largest hospital for the treatment of children and women in the capital, Sana’a, is enough to paint the tragic situation of the country. The scene of overcrowding of mothers and children takes hold in all the alleys of the hospital. Their bodies have been malnourished and have been unable to breathe or eat except through injection.

While the report on motherhood and paternity under the recent UNICEF conflict indicates that some 49 percent of the health facilities in Yemen are collapsed and only 51 percent are still in need of medicines, supplies and medical staff, The hospital is working thanks to the support of organizations such as UNICEF,and UAE red crescent  which provides food, medicine, and medical supplies, says AL-Ezzari an employee of the hospital Al-Ezzari acknowledges that the hospital’s health services have been greatly reduced, as it faces the problem of increasing demand from patients. He stressed that the hospital receives daily and within six hours of the working hours about 60 children  and pregnant women suffering from acute and moderate malnutrition

UAE Red Crescent distributed food aid to the eastern areas of Hadramout

Emirates Red Crescent distributes humanitarian aids to people of Shanwa, Yemen

The UAE Red Crescent Society continues its humanitarian efforts by delivering food aid to the people of Hadramout governorate in Yemen as part of its efforts to improve their living conditions.


In this regard, the Authority distributed 80 tons and 800 kilos and  1000 food basket to the people of GhailBawazeer, Shuhair,Benefitingto(5000) poor and needy families, the beneficiaries of this assistance, thanks to the leadership of the UAE and the UAE Red Crescent Authority, considering that this aid came in time to secure their needs of essential goods.


A number of officials at the Directorate stressed the importance of these food baskets in Hadramout due to the tragic situation that the country is facing because of the Houthis militias backed by Iran war.


He praised the continuous support provided by the UAE to Yemen and its people in various humanitarian and service aspects through its humanitarian arm, the UAE Red Crescent. The number of food baskets distributed since the beginning of the Year of Tolerance reached 22,304 food baskets at an average rate of 1,802 tons and 163 kg, targeting 111,520 needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.

With the support of UAE.. Al-Muwasat Hospital in Taiz is conducted more than 600 surgeries within 3 months


With the support and help of the UAE and through his red crescent Yesterday, in the hospital of the rural mediator, a surgery was conducted s to eradicate large fibroids of a twenty-year-old girl from a poor and family, in the countryside of the province of Taiz.



The doctors removed the large tumors in the uterus of a young woman (20 years old ) after undergoing surgery for hours in a rural hospital supported by the United Arab Emirates through the UAE Red Crescent humanitarian wing in Yemen.



The patient and her powerless and poor family faced severe suffering for several days after many hospitals refused to carry out the operation without payment.



At the Al-Mansart Rural Hospital in Nishmeh, supported by the UAE Red Crescent, the operation was performed free of charge for the patient, the removal of many uterine tumors, and the eradication of her uterus



Over the past three months, the Al-Mawasit Rural Hospital has operated more than 600 major and minor surgeries, as well as various medical services, licenses and radiology, and continues to provide free services. The daily operations are free of charge with the support and funding of the UAE.


The coordinator of the UAE Red Crescent in rural stone DR. Hisham Al-Hammadi: The hospital receives hundreds of medical and surgical cases every day, we provide them with various medical services, and operations free of charge, with the support of the UAE, for all patients from 5 directorates who visit the hospital.

UAE Red Crescent distributes hundreds of food baskets to residents of Noor and al-Mesnah, south of Hodeidah

Emirates Red Crescent sends relief convoy to the remote villages in Yemen
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society distributed relief materials to the population in the area of Al-Mesna and the Mourah district of Al-Hawk Directorate south of Hodeidah city in western Yemen.
Along with 400 food baskets distributed as part of the continuous humanitarian and relief assistance provided by the UAE to the population in the province of Hodeidah. The distribution of food baskets is also part of the continuous efforts of the UAE Red Crescent to provide relief to needy populations, especially in the West Coast region, which suffered from the
siege of Al Huthi militias before liberation. The residents of Noor and Masna expressed their thanks to the United Arab Emirates and its wise leadership, and support for them in all areas in the difficult circumstances caused by the Houthis war.

UAE: Distribution of food baskets in Wadi Hadramout

The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society (RCRC) distributed on Monday, emergency food aid to the people of Aidid al-Khalif, Hossoun and Diyar areas at the Tarim Directorate in Wadi Hadramout.
The aid included the distribution of 304 food baskets, at a rate of 24 tons, targeting 1,520 poor and needy families as part of the efforts of the UAE and its humanitarian role in helping the Yemeni people in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance.
The Yemeni people expressed their happiness and gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for the humanitarian assistance they provide.
The number of food baskets distributed since the beginning of the year 2019 in Hadramout governorate crossed (21,304) food basket (1,721 tons and 363 kg), targeted (106,520) needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.

UAE Red Crescent launches second phase of Cholera Campaign

Yemen: 63 cases of cholera epidemic in Taiz in half a year
The United Arab Emirates, through its humanitarian arm, the Red Crescent Authority, launched the second phase of the campaign against the cholera epidemic in the context of the continuous support provided by the UAE to the people of Al Wazaya and the Yemeni people.
The second phase of the cholera campaign included water sterilization and raising awareness of the causes of the cholera epidemic, its symptoms, sources of infection and methods of prevention through awareness lectures by the medical team of the UAE Red Crescent.
The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast said that the second stage is to inform the population of the areas suffering from the cholera epidemic, this phase is a continuation of the campaign to treat and control the cholera epidemic.
For his part, Dr. Rabash Ahmed Saleh, director of the Health and Population Office at the Directorate of Al-Wazea’iyah, said that the UAE Red Crescent provided medicines and medical supplies for all health centers in the Directorate, which contributed to saving lives from the threat of the deadly cholera epidemic. (Therapeutics, awareness-raising and preventive measures), and that this great effort is appreciated by the local authority and all
the members of the Directorate of Al-Wazea’iyah.
The campaign’s supervisor, Dr. Fuad Ahmed Mohammed, said that the field teams have started their work starting from the area of Husayb al-Qubba and will continue the process of raising awareness from house to house in order to achieve the objectives of this campaign and get rid of this epidemic.
A number of Yemeni citizens praised this gesture, which gave them hope for life and avoid the dangers of this dangerous and deadly epidemic.
Cholera is a highly contagious disease that causes severe diarrhea, leading to rapid dehydration. If left untreated, it causes the patient to die within hours.

Yemen praises UAE ‘s years of support

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Since the beginning of the Houthis war in Yemen 5 years ago, the UAE never stopped supporting the people and the government of Yemen in each and every possible way, from sending food and medicines convoys , organizing meals for Ramadan and clothe for eid, taking care of orphans ,martyr’s families and wounded people to building and restoring schools universities hospitals fishing centers ,power plants and clean water stations THE UAE people and government were always there for their Yemenis brothers.
And on multiple occasions, the Yemenis thank the UAE for their endless support and help and expressed their gratitude.
The General People’s Congress (GPC) Branch in Abyan Governorate held a conference a couple of days ago where The Deputy Chairman of the Conference Branch in Abyan Governorate Sheikh Ammar Al-Hanashi, member of the Standing Committee of the General People’s Congress, praised the
activities of the UAE Red Crescent and valued all the humanitarian activities of the UAE.
The Abu Dhabi Conference Branch praised the brothers in the UAE for all the humanitarian and service support of the citizens of Yemen, praising the generous support of the Emirati and spoke about the difficulties for such services and humanitarian work to be operated in a war zone,  especially that the Houthis militias backed by Iran have no respect for human life and
always stop humanitarian operations and loot aid convoys.
Not only the Yemeni people praised the UAE support, in a report published this week to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Thanked the UAE for the amazing humanitarian support and work, the report says that: The United Arab Emirates ranked first in the world as the largest donor country to the Yemeni people in 2019.
According to the UN report, the UAE’s assistance to the people of Yemen from 2015 to June 2019 was about $ 5.59 billion. Development aid, rehabilitation, and stabilization projects crossed $ 3.70 billion, The aid has been distributed to humanitarian, health, educational and construction sectors, benefiting about 17.2 million Yemenis distributed in 12 governorates. 11.2 million beneficiaries were children and 3.3 million were women, some 11.4 million.
Yemenis received medical treatment, as well as medicines, medical supplies, and rehabilitation of hospitals. 16.3 million Yemenis received food aid and 1.8 million children received educational support.

UAE Health launches cholera campaign in Taiz, Yemen

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The Red Crescent provided medical assistance distributed to the health centers in the Directorate of Al-Wazea’iya in order to control and eradicate the cholera epidemic. The six days of the campaign will include clearing a number of water wells and filling the marshes to get rid of the bacteria carrying the disease. The causes of the disease and its symptoms and the sources of infection and methods of prevention through the distribution of awareness leaflets, along with medicines and tools for the purification of water.
The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the western the coast of Yemen said that the intervention to treat cholera patients, through the sending of medical teams, and the provision of medicines for health centers and units are really urgent,
The Director-General of Al-Waza’ia Directorate, Ahmed Abdo Al-Dharafi, stressed that the emergency intervention by the UAE Red Crescent to combat the disease, through sending teams and medical aids, as well as awareness
leaflets, brought back a smile to the faces of the Yemeni families, who were in a state of panic and fear because of this epidemic, The lives of a large number of children, women will be saved with this operation.
He pointed to several development projects that bear the UAE footprint in the Directorate of Al-Wazea’iyah, including the Central Water Project, which serves all villages and districts of the Directorate and benefits more than 50
thousand people as well as health and educational projects.
The Director of the Office of Health and Population, Dr. Rabash Ahmed Saleh, said that the UAE Red Crescent has assigned a medical team to carry out treatment procedures for cases of cholera and to provide medicines and medical supplies for health facilities in various areas of the Directorate as part of its comprehensive plan to eradicate the epidemic.
A number of Yemeni citizens praised the support provided by the UAE in all areas of health, education, relief, and other service and development fields that contributed to the normalization of life and the return of stability to all areas of liberated Yemen.

UAE Red Crescent established 26 fish landing centers on the West Coast

The UAE red crescent completed the rehabilitation of the fish landing center in Yakhtal district, north of Mukha, and the fishermen began to work at the center today Fishermen expressed their delight at the opening of the
landing site in Yakhtal, it was a long-awaited dream, since the center was closed and out of service for about 12 years.
The UAE Red Crescent has established some 26 fish landing sites and continues to support fishermen in the West Coast, either by providing fishing equipment or by building fish landing centers.
The UAE red crescent is trying to build fish landing sites along the coastline to reduce the losses suffered by the fishing sector, as well as contribute to the return of fishermen to carry out their activities destroyed by the war of militias Houthi.
The destructive approach of the Houthi militias, whether through sea mines or preventing fishermen from fishing by destroying their boats, has put the fishermen on a tragic situation and pushed them to the brink of famine. UAE efforts, through the UAE Red Crescent, have succeeded in reducing this through the gradual return of the fish sector to work.