UAE fighting Cholera in Yemen

Cholera in Yemen

Since the Yemeni health ministry announced in April an emergency to deal with a cholera outbreak the UAE response was very quick through its arm the UAE red crescent , despite the huge effort and the investment in treatments and awareness campaign done by the UAE in different regions in Yemen, the disease has taken hundreds of lives and injured hundreds of thousands in the country.

The Republic of Yemen suffers from bad conditions in various fields where citizens live in very bad economic conditions in addition to exposure to rampant diseases, most notably cholera.

The disease has been combated with local awareness campaigns mainly conducted by the UAE red crescent as well as water sterilization with chlorine, which has significantly reduced the number of infections recently.

The UAE initiative for children of Yemen

The UAE initiative for children of Yemen

The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood in the UAE continues its humanitarian initiative by inviting UAE children to collect toys and stationery (all stationery) for kids in Yemen, explaining that it has achieved great success so far

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, president of the General Women’s Union and head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, said Al Reem Abdulla Al Falasi, Secretary General of the Council, has the greatest credit for the success of this initiative of buying toys and stationery for the children of Yemen.

She expressed her thanks and appreciation to the supporters of the UAE Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and its humanitarian initiatives, especially the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the commercial centers that cooperate to make the initiative a success, pointing out that the funds continue in front of the supermarkets to receive donations from children in preparation for collecting and sending them to the children of Yemen.

Al-Falasi said: “What we saw from the great joy that prevailed in the children of Yemen when we distributed the first batch of toys and stationery to them encourages us to continue this initiative; to collect as many of them as possible.”

She called on the children of the UAE, their parents, supporters, foundations and companies to support this pioneering humanitarian initiative, “to keep our country under its wise leadership and sponsor and support for humanitarian action locally and abroad,” she said.

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UAE and Saudi Arabia to send $ 700million as humanitarian aid to Yemen

700million as humanitarian aid to Yemen

The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator MarcLuckock announced today that Saudi Arabia will send $ 500 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen on September 25

Lukook said “I have received confirmation from the Saudi authorities that they intend to transfer $ 500 million to the UN office in fulfillment of their pledge to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

I welcome this step and look forward to the signing of the agreement on 25 September and startingthe transfer of this Money. “
he added”The UAE has also allocated $ 200 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.”

The United Nations has described what is happening in Yemen as “the largest humanitarian disaster in the world”, exacerbated by the obstruction of the delivery of necessary humanitarian assistance

UAE Red Crescent delivers ambulances and medicines to Hospitals in Taiz


The UAE Red Crescent Authority, handed over the local authority of the Mukha district of Taiz governorate, on Wednesday  two ambulances and new quantities of medicines to Al Mukha General Hospital, as part of the emergency response and the continued support by the UAE to the health sector in the West Coast and all Yemeni directorates and governorates freed from the grip of Houthi militias.

In the past few weeks, the UAE has increased its support for the health sector in all the liberated areas and districts of the West Coast.

A new shipment of medicines and integrated laboratory solutions has been delivered to enable the hospital to fight epidemics and provide free services to citizens.

Mr. Sultan Mahmoud, Director General of Mocha Directorate expressed his happiness and thanks for the leading role played by the UAE through its humanitarian arm (Red Crescent Authority) to support and revive the health sector in the Directorate in order to alleviate the suffering of citizens

UAE keep on treating the wounded of the clashes in Yemen


22 yemenis war woumded will go to Egypt in the next upcoming days to receive treatment and care  in Egyptian hospitals at the expense of Abu Dhabi as part of the ongoing UAE efforts to help the Yemeni people.

The 22 Yemenis were wounded during clashes in a number of southern governorates in Yemen .

The affairs of the wounded of the southern resistance in Egypt revealed today on Twitter that it is preparing to receive 22 wounded during the next week for treatment in Egyptian hospitals at the expense of the United Arab Emirates.

The Yemenis victims praised the UAE’s efforts to support them in their plight.

This is not the first time that the UAE has made tremendous efforts to help the Yemeni people humanitarianly against the Houthi rebelsrebel attacks or the recent events in southern Yemen.

Two weeks ago, the UAE Red Crescent headed a relief convoy carrying food aid to residents of Zanzibar, the capital of the southern province of Abyan, which has seen fighting between the Southern Transitional Council (NTC) and the Yemeni government backed by Muslim Brotherhood fighters.

The aid convoy included nearly 1,000 food parcels that local authorities have begun distributing to nearly 7,000 people in need.

In July, Abu Dhabi signed an agreement with the Yemeni Electricity Ministry to build a power plant in the southern city of Aden at a cost of $ 100 million.

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, in May signed two agreements with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement humanitarian projects in Yemen, worth $ 60 million.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $ 200 million in aid to Yemen during Ramadan, part of a $ 500 million joint initiative announced in November.

According to statistics from the UAE Ministry of State for International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi provided $ 5.41 billion between April 2015 and December 2018 to support emergency food assistance, energy supplies and health services.

The biggest beneficiary of international organizations is the World Food Program (WFP), which received $ 287 million in aid from the UAE.

The UAE topped the ranks as the world’s largest direct donor of emergency humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people in 2018, while Saudi Arabia was ranked first as the largest donor of support to the UN Humanitarian Plan in Yemen for the same year.

This assistance enabled the UAE to gain the respect and appreciation of the Yemeni people, who found in these initiatives a means to face the economic and social crisis left by the war during the past years.

UAE RedCrescent launches mobile clinic project for displaced people in Yemen


The UAE Red Crescent has launched a mobile clinic project to treat displaced citizens in a number of displacement camps in Yemen as part of the UAE’s emergency response campaign launched earlier this month.

The mobile clinic project targets displaced people in camps in the governorates of Aden, Lahj and Abyan, especially as they are unable to go to hospitals for treatment due to the high costs it requires.

The mobile clinic project includes treatment of fever, infections, cough, flu, wounds and burns.

Dr. AlaaBanafi, the supervisor of the mobile clinic, explained that the campaign includes all the displacement camps in Aden, Lahj and Abyan.

He added that the total number of cases examined on a daily basis is up to 20, and work will continue until the completion of all camps.

the UAE Red Crescent continues to implement a mobile clinic project in the West Coast areas to treat the poor and needy. The UAE red crescent  is supervising the implementation of relief, cleanliness and distribution of aid to the population in the governorates of Aden, Lahj and Abyan since last week

Houthi militias expel international aid organizations and stop the entry of medicines to Yemen


Houthi militias have declared war on MSF and prevented the entry of a shipment of medical aid belonging to a  Dutch organization through Sanaa airport and directed to close its drug stores despite UN warnings of blocking the entry of relief aid to millions of needy people in Yemen.

Humanitarian sources confirmed that the Houthi militias prevented, on Thursday, a plane carrying a medical aid ship belonging to MSF from unloading its cargo at Sana’a airport, claiming that the shipment contains semi-expired drugs.

Houthi militias are stealing humanitarian aid arriving in the country and distributed to the areas under the movement and the militants and the black market.

Concurrently, the Minister of Health of the militia government, Taha al-Mutawakil, issued directives to close WHO medical stores in Sana’a and confiscate their contents and refer staff to the prosecution under militia control.

The sources added that these violations against Doctors Without Borders by the Houthis are a prelude to stop them from carrying out their activities permanently in their areas of control.

In the summer of 2017, Houthi militias prevented a UN-chartered plane carrying half a million doses of cholera vaccine from entering Sana’a airport. Cholera killed about 3,000 Yemenis.

UN  Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Muller accused the Houthis, in mid-August, of continuing their interventions in the work of organizations operating in areas under their control and imposing enormous restrictions on them.

In a statement earlier this month, the Security Council called for the safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian workers and flows of humanitarian supplies in Yemen to prevent the diversion of humanitarian assistance.

UAE Red Crescent distribute food aid in Hadramout


The UAE Red Crescent Authority is continuing its campaign to distribute food assistance to poor and low-income families in the district of Al-Raida and Qusayar in the governorate of Hadhramaut, to alleviate the impact of the economic crisis coinciding with the year of tolerance in 2019.

In this regard, the Commission distributed 500 food baskets at a rate of (40 tons and 400 kilos) targeting (2500) members of poor and needy families in the Directorate of Al-Raida and Qusayar in Hadramout.

This assistance comes in conjunction with the “Year of Tolerance” to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni families within the framework of the humanitarian approach being undertaken by the United Arab Emirates, in light of the worsening humanitarian conditions that afflict the population of these areas in the province of Hadramout.

For their part, the beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership and people for this great help and humanitarian gesture that will contribute to alleviate the suffering of many families in the midst of these difficult living conditions due to the deteriorating economic conditions and the lack of job opportunities for a large number people in  the province

It is worth mentioning that the number of food baskets, which have been distributed since the beginning of the year of tolerance, reached 24629 food baskets with a rate of 1,990 tons and 023.2 kilograms, targeting 123,145 members of needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.

UAE red crescent keeps on saving lives on Hodeidah


The UAE Red Crescent mobile clinics  continuefor the second day in a row their free emergency services to save the lives of dozens of families in remote areas endemic in Hodeidah province on the west coast of Yemen.

The head of the medical team in charge of field descent, Dr. Ali Al-Mouri, said that the Red Crescent reached the villages hosting displaced people southwest of Al-Tahita district yesterday after receiving a distress from families after Five children were killed and 80 injured, mostly children from displaced families and villagers.

The two clinics arrived in the targeted villages and provided free medical care for more than 80 cases of children, women and elderly men with acute watery diarrhea.

They also provided nutritional supplements for malnourished children.

Al-Ghuwairik, along with its 130 families, hosts more than 150 families displaced from the mountainous area, which is still subjected to daily mortar shelling by Houthi militia.